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Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.

Dolomite is a white medium-value and economic type of sedimentary stone that forms entire layers. It is also a flux stone, meaning it can be used in the production of pig iron and steel. Additionally, it is magma safe, with an extremely high melting point of 16507 °U .

In fact, dolomite has the highest melting point of all common* stones and metals. It is not safe from the scorching 50000 °U heat of dragon fire, though it will last longer than most minerals.

(* The uncommon exceptions being raw adamantine ore, adamantine metal, and, because it cannot be melted, slade.)

Because of its abundance and utility, dolomite is one of the most remarkable non-ore stones, and is much more useful than many other flux stones.

Dolomite is slightly denser than the average rock, inhibiting hauling. Because of its status as a flux stone, which are in high demand in steel-making, wheelbarrows are useful for the transport of dolomite.

In real life[edit]

Dolomite is comprised of calcium magnesium carbonate (CaMg(CO3)2) and is related to limestone, chalk, and marble. Its ionic and crystalline nature contributes to its high melting point. It's dolomite, baby!