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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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At 50% filler loading, large amount of dolomites had lead to poor interfacial bonding between rPP matrix and filler.
The brand is brewed in the village of Pedavena, nestled at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, sometimes called the Italian Alps.
The NTL measurements were first carried out for all the dolomite crystals.
The views in the Dolomites had been stunning, but were surpassed by the one to be enjoyed of the lake at the resort of Malcesine after a ride in a cable car up Monte Baldo.
My mood remains buoyant on the journey to our hotel in the little Dolomites village of Fai della Paganella, which sits on a natural terrace high above the Adige Valley, between the Paganella Massif and Mount Fausior.
which is characterized by well-stratified dolomites deposited in a tidal flat environment (Alonso and Mas, 1982).
The rewards come in the form of sightings of eagles wheeling over the heights, and the sense of solitude amidst the apricot-tinged sunsets that wash over the Dolomites.
The Bass Islands Group, composed of the Put-in-Bay and Raisin River Dolomites, is recognized at surface exposures.
This unit represents a collapse of overlying dolomites into older, Late Silurian shales due to solution of salt and gypsum from the underlying shales.