What Does The Different Colors Of Dolomite Mean?

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”.

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