Dear Dr Parkhurst,
I have simulated dissolution of dolomite by a pure water with initial logPCO2 = -1 in a CO2-closed system. As a mineralogical control I used SI(calcite) = 0. I expect that Mg and Ca increase in solution during congruent dissolution of dolomite, mantaining a molar ratio of 1, and when the equilibrium with calcite is achieved Ca does not vary anymore whereas Mg keeps on increasing. On the contrary, I observe that when SI(calcite) = 0 is attained Ca begins decreasing. Why? Which is the real process occurring in nature.
Thank you for your attention.
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
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