Geology for Global Development

Friday Photo (80): Wildlife in the Field – Lizard on Dolomite

A lizard basks on top of a very uncomfortable looking dolomitised grainstone.

This dolomitised layer is part of a sequence of platform carbonates that formed 550 million years ago. Only some of the layers are dolomitised, and it is unclear whether the dolomite is primary, or formed secondarily, possibly as a result of Mg-rich fluids flowing along small faults.

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Rosalie was the Himalayas Programme Officer for Geology for Global Development and writer for the GfGD blog. She is a geochemist and a postdoc at the University of Oxford.