Dolomite

Dolomite
Dolomite

The Dolomite mineral is commonly found in deposits of a sedimentary rock called dolostone, was named after the French mineralogist Deodat de Dolomieu. Basically, there are two types of materials referred to as dolomite: a true chemically uniform calcium magnesium carbonate with the chemical formula CaMg(CO3)2, and a dolomitic limestone an irregular mixture of calcium and magnesium carbonates.

It is believed that dolomite was formed by replacement of some of the calcium in a calcium carbonate limestone deposit with magnesium while the sediment was undergoing lithification, being transformed from layers of dead clam and other sea animal shells into crystalized calcite or calcium carbonate. The resulting dolomite mineral, CaMg(CO3)2 is a real double salt.

Dolomite Powder is available in different grades such as DL20 M and DL10 M. Further, we also provide Dolomite 20 M and 10 M, which are extremely fine micronized minerals used in various purposes.

The salient features of our natural dolomite:-
  • Higher degree of purity, wet ability and whiteness.
  • Our natural dolomite is popular for its shear and compressive strength.
  • Fire resistive and solid.
  • Long lasting life and stiffness is the strength of our mineral dolomite.
  • High Specific Gravity and High Bulk Density mineral with Less Reactive.

In dolomite, the calcium and magnesium ions exist in separate layers in the crystal matrix, thus allowing several dolomite uses.

  • Burnt/calcined Dolomite is used for Refractory
  • Dolomite is widely used in Iron Steel Industries due to its strength and compatibility in process of purifying Iron Steel.
  • Used as a substitute of lime for construction and building products
  • White Dolomite powder as a filler for asphalt and concrete, paints, plastics, rubber, soaps and detergent applications
  • For adhesive formulation
  • Dolomite is also used in some cement, pharmaceutical, fodder, Glass and ceramic industry as a source of magnesium
  • As a sintering agent in iron ore pelletization or as a flux agents in steel making.
  • In agriculture, dolomite uses serves as pH control, while the chemical industry uses the mineral in making magnesium salts