Dolomite is a carbonate mineral, a trigonal crystalline mineral of calcium magnesium carbonate.
Most of the time, the sedimentary rock, the dolomite stone, consisting predominantly of dolomite, is also called dolomite. In nature, it typically forms rock mixed with limestone, a type of rock called carbonate rocks. If calcite in the rock is more, we are talking about limestone, if we are talking about dolomite, calcified dolomite.
Usage of limestone
Since limestone is a natural rock, its use is very wide, as it can be used both outdoors and indoors and is suitable for flooring or wall covering. It provides a very beautiful and elegant solution for fans of stone cladding for outdoor cladding in our modern houses. Of course, this requires a greater financial investment in the design process, but it is certainly not necessary to paint the given wall surface every 2-3 years, which in turn reduces renovation costs.
Limestone can be formed in marine and lake environments, by wall accumulation of skeletal fragments of lime-framed organisms, or by chemical precipitation.
Limestone has been used as a building material for centuries. Most of the limestones are extremely durable and wear-resistant, making them great for busy family houses.
Many landmarks in the world, including the Great Pyramids and its associated complex in Giza, Egypt, were made of limestone, and then were most popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when railway stations, banks, and structures from other eras were usually made of limestone. Some skyscrapers are also used as facades but in the form of thin sheets instead of solid blocks.