|DOLOMITE MINERAL FACTS|
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Dolomite Mineral Facts:
Colors: Often pinkish or flesh colored, but sometimes white, gray, green, brown or black.
3.5 to 4
Cleavage: Perfect rhombohedral cleavage (cleavage angle = 106 15')
Luster:. Vitreous luster; pearly in some varieties (pearl spar), transparent to translucent.
Optics: (Refractive Index) w = 1.682; E = 1.503
Identification and Diagnostics
Dolomite crystals are present at many places, among them Bex, in Switzerland; Traversella, in Piedmont; Guanajuato, in Mexico;Roxbury, in Vermont; Hoboken, N. J.; Niagara Falls, the Quarantine Station, and Putnam, N. Y.; Joplin, Mo.; and Stony Point, N. C.
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