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Dolomite Marble

As indicated by its common name, dolomite marble is that which is composed primarily of the mineral dolomite. The crystalline substance, which may be gray, white, buff, bluish, reddish, or greenish in color and exhibits a pearly to subvitreous sheen, is quarried in a number of locations throughout the world, such as Finland, Wyoming, New York, Italy, and Greece. Large formations of dolomite are also found in the region of the Alps typically referred to today as the Dolomites, where the rock was first scientifically studied in late eighteenth century by Dolomieu.


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