Dolomite Mineral Bed 420mm in width and of a good form of bright green Malachite crystals over a dolomite mineral bed. The bright green crystals overlaid with a water clear selenite creates a very good feature, the bed busy with the unique saddle-backed crystal form of the dolomite. The whole set on a clear acrylic stand creates an interesting and decorative statement.
Dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate. It is the primary component of the sedimentary rock known as dolostone along with the metamorphic rock dolomitic marble. Dolomite is found in sedimentary basins worldwide and it is thought to form by the post-depositional alteration. Dolomite has a unique saddle-shaped crystal growth pattern, made up of calcium magnesium carbonate and most likely exists in sedimentary or metamorphic rocks.