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For detailed physical properties of the minerals, see carbonate mineral (table). A
brief treatment of dolomites follows. For full treatment, see macropaedia: Minerals
and Rocks. Dolomite is generally formed from limestone when the calcite ...
Other types of crust are associated with sub- humid to arid climates, although not
necessarily with the arid climatic zones of today. Crusts of calcium carbonate (
calccrusts) and calcium sulfate (gypcrusts), up to 4 m thick occur in basins of
Flowing films of water that move along floors or down positive- sloping walls build
up layers of calcium carbonate (calcite), gypsum, or other cave minerals. These
minerals are dissolved in the water and are deposited when the water loses its ...
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