Microbial mediation as a possible mechanism for natural dolomite formation at low temperatures

@article{Vasconcelos1995MicrobialMA,
  title={Microbial mediation as a possible mechanism for natural dolomite formation at low temperatures},
  author={C. Vasconcelos and J. Mckenzie and S. Bernasconi and D. Grujic and Albert J. Tiens},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={377},
  pages={220-222}
}
DOLOMITE (CaMg(CO3)2) is a common carbonate mineral which is found in much greater abundance in ancient rocks than in modern carbonate environments. Why this is so remains a mystery. Over the past 30 years, dolomite formation has been observed in several modern environments, and various thermodynamic, kinetic and hydrological factors have been proposed to explain its formation1,2. But attempts to precipitate dolomite at low temperatures in the laboratory have been unsuccessful3,4, and the… Expand
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