Dolomite, California

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Dolomite
Unincorporated community
Dolomite is located in California
Dolomite
Dolomite
Dolomite is located in the US
Dolomite
Dolomite
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°33′11″N 117°56′43″W / 36.55306°N 117.94528°W / 36.55306; -117.94528Coordinates: 36°33′11″N 117°56′43″W / 36.55306°N 117.94528°W / 36.55306; -117.94528
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 3,674 ft (1,120 m)

Dolomite is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of New York Butte in the Owens Valley,[2] at an elevation of 3674 feet (1120 m).[1]

Originally, in 1883, a siding on the Carson and Colorado Railroad, the town developed in 1885, when the Inyo Marble Company opened a quarry at the site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dolomite, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1161. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.