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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

dolomitic limestone
A limestone containing a significant proportion of the mineral dolomite but in which calcite is more abundant (e.g. 10-45% dolomite, 90-55% calcite). Many dolomitic limestones originate as calcite limestone that is subsequently affected by magnesium-rich water that replaces part of the calcite with dolomite [9].