A limestone that contains 10 % to 49 % of the mineral dolomite. Dolomitic limestone is different than calcitic limestone in that it dissolves very slowly in dilute acid solutions rather than quickly. It also has slightly greater compression and tensile strength.
Synonyms and Related Terms
calcaire dolomitique (Fr.); calcário dolomítico (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: Dolomite (accessed March 2010)