Dolomite is a mineral that is rarely faceted for jewelry because of its softness. However the stone does have very important industrial uses, such as its use in manufacturing refractory bricks for furnace linings. Dolomite is composed of calcium and magnesium carbonate, and is quite similar to calcite.
Significant amounts of dolomite are also used as dolostone and dolomitic marble building stones and in the manufacture of glass and ceramic glazes. In industry,dolomite is an important source for magnesium and calcium metals, and is used as a flux for metallurgy.
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