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Investigation of the Properties of Locally Available Dolomite for Refractory Applications

HI Moorkah, MS Abolarin


A study to investigate the properties of the locally available dolomite for refractory applications has been carried out. Dolomite samples from four dolomite mining locations at Ikpeshi, Ugya, Osara and Kwakuti in Nigeria were used for this investigation. The internationally accepted methods for testing refractories were adopted and their properties compare favourably with most of those of standard dolomite currently in use in Europe, Asia and United Kingdom. These results make the Nigerian dolomite suitable for use as a basic refractory material especially in the machine tools and steel making industry.

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