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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]

Dolomite is located in California
Location in California
Dolomite is located in the United States
Dolomite (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
CountyInyo County
Elevation3,674 ft (1,120 m)

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]

A number of Western films have been shot in Dolomite, including Sinister Journey (1948), From Hell to Texas (1958), Hell Bent for Leather (1960), An Eye For An Eye (1966), Nevada Smith (1966) and Waterhole No. 3 (1967).[3]


  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.
  3. ^ Schneider, Jerry L. (2016). Western Filming Locations California Book 6. CP Entertainment Books. Page 82. ISBN 9780692722947.