Which mineral(s) might you be examining if you place some hydrochloric (hcl) acid on a sample and it fizzes?

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The minerals that one might be examining if you place some hydrochloric acid on a sample and it fizzes are Calcite and Dolomite. Calcite and dolomite are very similar minerals. Both have the same hardness, the same rhombohedral cleavage, and are found in identical geologic settings. The best way to tell one from the other is the acid test; A drop of 1 M HCl on calcite produces an instant , obvious Fizz; a drop on dolomite produces slow or no obvious bubbling.


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