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Mineral Resource of the Month: Lime

December 1, 2015

Lime is the common term for several chemicals in three major categories: quicklime, hydrated lime and refractory dead-burned dolomite. Lime is almost never found naturally. It is primarily manufactured by burning limestone in kilns, followed by hydration when necessary. 

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Mineral Resource of the Month: Lime
DOI
Authors Lisa A. Corathers
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Series Number
Index ID 70186164
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center