Dolomite – 5kg

Code: 88101830


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Magnesium limestone

Mesh : 200- 300
Packing: 5kg

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In ceramic use as a flux in glazes and body formulation for its calcium and magnesium properties. Also use in agriculture as soil conditioner for its slow release properties of magnesium needed in plants growth. Vermiculture to neutralize bedding acidity caused by fermenting food. Sprinkle on to feed as its fine particle sizes acts as grits enriching the vermicasts with calcium and magnesium too.

Physical Properties of Dolomite

Chemical Classification Carbonate
Color Colorless, white, pink, green, gray, brown, black
Streak White
Luster Vitreous, pearly
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Cleavage Perfect, rhombohedral, three directions
Mohs Hardness 3.5 to 4
Specific Gravity 2.8 to 2.9
Diagnostic Properties Rhombohedral cleavage, powdered form effervesces weakly in dilute HCl, hardness
Chemical Composition CaMg(CO3)2
Crystal System Hexagonal
Uses Construction aggregate, cement manufacture, dimension stone, calcined to produce lime, sometimes an oil and gas reservoir, a source of magnesia for the chemical industry, agricultural soil treatments, metallurgical flux

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