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 (mĭn′ə-rŏl′ə-jē, -răl′-)
n. pl. min·er·al·o·gies
1. The study of minerals, including their distribution, identification, and properties.
2. A book or treatise on mineralogy.

min′er·a·log′i·cal (-ər-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
min′er·a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
min′er·al′o·gist n.
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Altogether 385 samples from 10 geochemically and mineralogically studied drill cores were used for the present description.
These rocks are mineralogically composed of amphibole (actinolite and hornblende), quartz, garnet, clinozoisite, plagioclase, epidote, titanite and rutile.
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The sandstones are classified as texturally sub mature and mineralogically mature quartz arenites and generally represent as first cycle of deposition.
The experiment was carried out in a screened greenhouse at the Center of Agricultural Sciences of the Federal University of Paraiba, using samples of six soils from the Paraiba state, classified according to EMBRAPA (2006) as Regolithic Neosol (RR), Grey Argisol (PAC), Haplic Luvisol (TX), RedYellow Argisol (PVA), Dystrophic Red Argisol (PVd) and Haplic Vertisol (VX), which were chemically, physically and mineralogically characterized (Table 1).
Chemically and mineralogically, fly ash is principally a vitreous aluminosilicate, containing various levels of alkalies, alkaline earths, transition metals, and some precipitated crystalline mullite (3[Al.
Powdered samples were mineralogically characterized using a Philips PW-1710 X-ray diffraction (XRD) system operating at 40 kV and 30 mA, and employing monochromated CuK[alpha] radiation.
These three rocks come from different geological provinces and are thus expected to be different mineralogically and chemically.
These respective deposits have been geologically, physico-chemically and mineralogically characterised in other studies (Diko and Ekosse, 2012; Diko, 2012; Diko and Ekosse, 2014).
The Burnthill Granite is a texturally and mineralogically heterogeneous intrusion of coarse- to very coarse-grained biotite granite comprising a dominant phase of pink to red, medium- to coarse-grained, equigranular to seriate, alkali feldspar-phyric granite (Fig.