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Synonyms for petrology

the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification

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The magnetic stripes recorded by previous surveys show that the speed of separation and the rate of formation of new oceanic crust (a process the marine petrologist calls crustal accretion--page 74) has varied in the past, sometimes speeding up, sometimes slowing down.
As almost all core will be processed for microdiamonds, a consulting petrologist is now on site to undertake detailed study of the 350 metres of kimberlite drilled on the Hadley Bay Project.
An independent petrologist confirmed this as being a highly weathered ultrabasic intrusion of probable kimberlitic/lamproitic composition.
But what Fisher and petrologist Eric Essene found instead was the world's largest known fulgurite -- a tube-shaped glob of glass that had formed when lightning struck the ground.
Aside from the potential shortcoming in the area of tectonics throughout Earth history mentioned above, as a structural geologist and metamorphic petrologist with interests in mountain building processes and rheology, I give this book a very good to excellent rating.
Seismologists John Costain and Gilbert Bollinger, along with petrologist J.
during the Archean and whether [meteorites] played a more significant role is shaping the outer part of the earth's surface then than they do today," says igneous petrologist Gary R.
Carmichael, an igneous petrologist at the University of California at Berkeley, disagrees with his analysis.
He targets petrologists, practicing geologists, as well as advanced students and post-graduates who are studying mafic-ultraramafic magmatism.
However, staurolite-pelitic schists are not always encountered even though the P-T conditions lie within the stability field of staurolite, which led several petrologists to suggest that the bulk chemical composition plays an important role in the formation of staurolite in pelitic schists that are rich in [Al.
Classification of Carbonate Rocks, Memoirs of American Association of Petrologists, 1, 108-12I.
Coverage of the socioeconomic and geoenvironmental impacts as well as the technical aspects of mining and the catastrophic fires themselves make this text suitable for fire, environmental, and remote sensing scientists as well as petrologists, coal geologists, and geophysicists; industry personnel; and anyone interested in pollution and the by-products of combustion.
The iron is in a form that we don't normally encounter in other planetary situations and so it's going be a volley back to our geochemists and petrologists to come up with a scenario that's consistent with everything we are measuring now at Mercury," said the mission's principal investigator, Sean Solomon.