Is dolomite a gemstone?
Note: Dolomite is a rarely seen gemstone with distinctive birefringence (as a carbonate) but is too soft and fragile to wear. Dolomite is one of the most important ores of magnesium therefore, it is a very important mineral for production of magnesium through Pidgeon process.
Is dolomite rare?
“Dolomite is a common rock type, but a relatively uncommon mineral in speleothems”.