We welcome the comments by Friedman (2007) on our review article on structurally controlled hydrothermal dolomite. However, we disagree strongly with many of his comments and conclusions. We find it unfortunate that he repeats the statement of Machel and Lonnee (2002) that the term “hydrothermal dolomite” is confusing and meaningless. Both the Machel and Lonnee (2002) article and the discussion by Friedman show a basic lack of understanding of the process of hydrothermal dolomitization and how common dolomite of structurally controlled hydrothermal origin appears to be worldwide.

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Because Friedman (2007) infers that the term hydrothermal dolomite is confusing and meaningless...

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