Kona Dolomite – (co-na doe-low-mite)

Dolomite is a type of rock closely related to limestone. Kona is where it is from, a range of hills in Michigan's upper peninsula.

Dolomite is a calcium-magnesium carbonate and fizzes in warm acid.  It is usually pink or white and has curved faces.  Dolomite is limestone with magnesium added.  It is used for building stones and for making refractory bricks for furnace linings.

Kona Dolomite, due to its strong coloration (and the mineral impurities that cause the colors), is usualy used for decorative purposes rather than industrial ones. Often as crushed stone for borders and walkways.


 

 

For more information try these links:

http://stoneplus.cst.cmich.edu/marble.htm

http://www.dayooper.com/Kona.htm

http://www.snobappealjewelry.com/blog/?p=571

http://www1.newark.ohio-state.edu/Professional/OSU/Faculty/jstjohn/UP%20Michigan%20geology/Chocolay-Group.htm