Dolomite is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate, ideally CaMg(CO3)2. The term is also used for a sedimentary carbonate rock composed mostly of the mineral dolomite. An alternative name sometimes used for the dolomitic rock type is dolostone.
- Dolomite is used as a source of magnesia (MgO), a feed additive for livestock
- It is also used for acid neutrilization in soil
- Used as a soil conditioner.
- And as an ornamental stone
FOR LIVESTOCK FEED :- The dolomite which is rich in calcium and other minerals are grinded and made into powder which is then added to livestock feed
FOR PLANTS :- You can add dolomite to your yard, flower beds and vegetable gardens any time there’s no frost or freezing temperatures, but it’s best to add it in spring season. Pick a day when no rain is predicted so it won’t wash off the soil before being absorbed.
NOTE :- The powdered dolomite must be added a few inches away from the base of the plant.
FOR AQUARIUM DECORATION :- The choosen dolomite rock must be sterilised before adding it to the aquarium.the process of sterilisation kills harmful bacteria