Dolomite is a carbonate mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate, and it is the primary component of sedimentary rock known as dolomite rock or dolostones. Dolomite refers to any substance with approximately 90% dolomite minerals. It is also very similar to another calcium carbonate mineral called calcite, which makes testing necessary to confirm its chemical makeup.
Dolomite rock or dolostone has several uses. It commonly serves in the construction industry for mortar and cement. The mineral is also a source of magnesium and calcium oxide. The agriculture industry uses the material for soil nutrients, and pottery makers use it in production processes as well. Where Calcite is unavailable, Dolomite can also be used as a flux in the melting of iron and steel.
McCreath Laboratories Dolomite Testing Services
McCreath accredited laboratories meet ISO/IES 17025:2017 standards for material testing, including a third-party audit to determine technical competence. We have the equipment to perform various chemical and physical tests to reveal the makeup of dolomite rock or dolostone samples.
The tests cover parameters like:
- Calcium oxide content
- Magnesium oxide content
- Silica content
- Loss on ignition
Our laboratories perform bulk and small-sample testing, depending on your needs. We are one of the few testing providers with a mobile crushing unit for precision sampling. This vehicle allows us to gather samples as requested and bring them to our laboratories for analysis.
Beyond sampling and testing, we also perform consultations. These services involve expert advice from qualified team members ranging from chemists to senior industry professionals. We have the experience to offer advice on many material handling issues. Each consultation involves excellent customer service responsive to your business.Contact Us
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Benefits of Working With Us
McCreath has over 140 years of experience in material testing. Our founder, Andrew S. McCreath, was one of the first chemists hired to perform material analysis in the United States. Since the company’s founding, we have added to our team, bringing in new experts with the same level of professionalism. We adopt many standards and techniques from certified reference materials for high-quality testing procedures.
When you work with us, you also benefit from a third-party laboratory that’s domestically owned and operated. We provide unbiased opinions and results, making us a reliable partner. Our locations throughout the United States give many businesses easy access to a laboratory for time-sensitive testing. You often get a more convenient turnaround with us than with major competitors.
Our service also sets us apart. Our team proudly stands by our work, striving to serve each customer who comes to us for material testing services. Every team member, from senior leadership to laboratory personnel, brings technical knowledge, so you’re always connected with someone who knows the business.
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When you need dolomite verification, come to McCreath. Our expert team upholds high standards to give you accurate results. Discuss your material testing requirements by filling out our online contact form today.
Element Technique Instrument Reference Method
MgO Titration N/A EDTA
AI203 ICP Thermo ICAP In-House
CaO ICP Thermo ICAP In-House
SiO2 Gravimetric/ICP Thermo ICAP In-House
P2O5 ICP Thermo ICAP In-House
FeO ICP Thermo ICAP In-House
Loss On Ignition Gravimetric Furnace In-House
Sieve Analysis Gravimetric Rotap