Dolerite vs. Dolomite

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  • Dolerite (noun)

    A fine-grained basaltic rock

  • Dolomite (noun)

    A CaMg(CO3)2; it also exists as the rock dolostone.

    "magnesian limestone"

  • Dolerite (noun)

    A dark, crystalline, igneous rock, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite.

  • Dolomite (noun)

    A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystalline granular, either white or clouded. It includes much of the common white marble. Also called bitter spar.

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