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This paper presents the report of corrosion prevention study carried out on plain carbon steel lined with calcite, magnesium carbonate and dolomite as coats. Eight samples each of the steel were dipped into solutions of CaCO 3 , CaCO 3 and MgCO 3 , and MgCO 3 . Pipe borne water obtained from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife water works was used as the environment. The corroded sample surfaces were subject to microstructural characterization using optical microscopy technique. The resultsdoi:10.4236/jmmce.2012.116044 fatcat:s4yxj3u6ena5fmc6ihrkqcjuy4