Dolomite is a white to brownish and sometimes pink-colored mineral named for French mineralogist Dodat Gratet de Dolomieu in 1791. Specimens are usually found in crystal clusters and have been known to be large in size. Transparent dolomite gems can be difficult to find due to their cleavage and low hardness value. They are usually preferred as a collector’s stone.
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Countries of Origin
United States of America; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); Spain; Canada; Austria; Unknown; China; Ireland; Namibia; Brazil; Mexico; Israel; France; Peru
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