Dolomite derives its name after the French mineralogist Deodat de Dolomieu. Dolomite can be found in Algeria,Brazil,Switzerland,Namibia,Spain,Great Britain,India,Mexico,Italy,Australia and in the United States.
Dolomite is a common sedimentary rock and mineral found in massive beds. It is comprised of calcium magnesium carbonate. Dolomite is also sedimentary carbonate rock which is composing primarily of mineral dolomite also known as dolostone.
Dolomite forms white, tan, grey or pink crystals. It can also occur in colourless, white, pink green, grey, brown and black colours. Its lustre is quite vitreous and pearly. Small amounts of iron in the crystal give a yellow to brown tint.
It is a double carbonate with a structure comprised of calcium and magnesium. Crystal twinning is common in dolomite. Dolomite forms with the help of sulphate-reducing bacteria and in natural environments rich in organic matter and microbial cell surfaces.
Dolomite is used for ornamental stone, concrete aggregate, a source of magnesium oxide and Pidgeon process for the production of magnesium. It is a vital petroleum reservoir rock. Dolomite is used in the production of float glass and in the ceramic industry as glaze for pottery. It is added to soils as a pH buffer and as a magnesium source. It is also used as the substrate in main aquariums to help buffer changes in pH of the water.
Dolomite is very similar to Calcite, to distinguish between them one must compare the hardness and acid reaction of both.
It helps to strengthen bones, teeth, muscles and the female reproductive system. It reduces the effects of PMS. Pink dolomite is good for Insomnia. Dolomite helps build the body including muscular structure and blood cells. It helps relieve chills and treating disorders associated with adrenal glands and urogenital system. It is a great support for weight loss and regulating the metabolism.
Dolomite encourages charitable actions, generosity and giving of all kinds. It promotes energetic thinking, original thinking, spontaneity, creativity and manifestation. It stops energy leaks from the chakras. It relieves sorrow, loneliness and anxiety. Dolomite helps one achieve calm and centred sense of balance. Dolomite is a stone of moderation; it provides balance and an objective point of view while directing one away from unrealistic dreams to the right path and ones true purpose. It helps open the heard and reminds one to appreciate the small things and mundane experiences. It helps overcome harmful behaviours and habits and supports one in acting in loving way towards one’s body.
Dolomite provides centring and grounding making it a wonderful crystal for meditation.
|Geometric Form :||Hexagonal|
|Family:||Rock Forming Mineral|
|Appearance:||White vitreous pearly|
|Colour:||White grey to pink|