dolomitization

[doh-luh-mahy-tuh-zey-shuhn, -mi-, dol-uh-]
noun Geology.
the conversion of limestone into dolomite.

Origin:
1860–65; dolomitize + -ation

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Most reservoir rock is algal, dolomitic limestone with enhanced porosity and
  permeability due to dolomitization and weathering.
Porosity has been enhanced through dissolution and dolomitization.
Stratigraphic depth of secondary dolomitization varies in the range.
Limestone that escaped extensive dolomitization only occurs as isolated lenses.
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