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dolostone

Line breaks: dolo|stone
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒləstəʊn
 
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Definition of dolostone in English:

noun

[mass noun] Geology
Rock consisting of dolomite.
Example sentences
  • For petroleum engineering, this development is the most important aspect, especially when comparing limestone with dolostone sequences.
  • The entire north area consists of Quaternary sediments, while the surrounding uplands are dolostone, limestone, and sandstone of upper Silurian to lower Devonian origin, plus associated till.
  • The canyon system cuts down through marine sandstone, siltstone and dolostone.

Origin

mid 20th century: from dolomite + stone.

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