Dolomite is a very common mineral, found throughout the world. It occurs in a wide variety of colors including white, gray, yellow, reddish-white, brownish-white and pink, and has a vitreous to pearly luster. There are numerous associations and pairings with high-quality crystallized minerals including Quartz, Calcite, Pyrite, Sphalerite, Fluorite and Galena to name a few.
The crystal system for Dolomite is trigonal, forming tabular crystals, often with curved faces, typically known as “saddle shaped” or curved crystal aggregates. Other forms include columnar, stalactitic, granular and massive.
Many localities have produced quality Dolomite specimens. Notable locations include Brazil, Canada, China, DR Congo, Mexico, Namibia, Spain and the USA (New York).