Chapter 8. Dolomites and Dolomitization Models

  1. Maurice E. Tucker1 and
  2. V. Paul Wright2

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch8

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) Dolomites and Dolomitization Models, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Durham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632014729

Online ISBN: 9781444314175



  • dolomites and dolomitization models;
  • dolomite and dolomitic rock geology;
  • dolomitization reaction;
  • dolomite crystal structure, stoichiometry and ordering;
  • dolomite petrography;
  • stable isotope dolomite geochemistry;
  • dolomitization models;
  • mixing-zone dolomitization;
  • seawater dolomitization;
  • ‘organic’ dolomites in hemipelagic sediments and high organic productivity areas


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The dolomitization reaction

  • Dolomite crystal structure, stoichiometry and ordering

  • Dolomite petrography

  • Trace element geochemistry of dolomite

  • Stable isotope geochemistry of dolomite

  • Models of dolomitization, modern and ancient examples