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dolomite

A general term for a specific form of calcium-magnesium carbonate that may used as a calcium supplement to ensure healthy bones, which is mined in the Dolomites in northeast Italy. Some of the mineral deposits are contaminated with heavy metals (lead, cadmium, etc.), for which the FDA sets a maximum level of 5 ppm (which dolomite exceedes).

dolomite

a limestone with a high concentration of magnesium. Used as a mineral supplement for animals. Called also dolomitic limestone.
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They have trucked in thousands of tons of dolomite rock from outside the region to try and build another obstacle in the path of this second flow which has the consistency of rice pudding - it is expected to move slowly but will be very deep and very thick.
The event site is also next to a Site of Special Scientific Interest, characterised by a variety of spectacular dolomite rock outcrops, as well as providing habitat for butterflies and small birds.
And yet when this rare dolomite rock from Carn Menyn is polished, it is said to resemble the night sky, the mica within it sparkling, in moonlight, like stars.
And yet when this rare dolomite rock from Carn Menyn is polished it is said to resemble the night sky, the mica within it sparkling, in moonlight, like stars.
Some customers were reassured their driveways would be layered with strong dolomite rock.