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 (păr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs) also par·a·ge·ne·sia (-jə-nē′zhə)
The order in which a formation of associated minerals is generated.

par′a·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌpærəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Geological Science) a characteristic association of minerals in a particular type of rock or ore deposit
paragenetic adj
ˌparageˈnetically adv


(ˌpær əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the order in which the minerals in a rock or vein have crystallized.
[< German (1849): the formation of minerals in contact; see para-1, -genesis]
par`a•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Le Brusq JY, Loyer JY, Mougenot B, Carn M (1987) Nouvelles parageneses a sulfates d'aluminium, de fer et de magnesium, et leur distribution dans les sols sulfates acides du Senegal.
Their distribution has been controlled by a combination of factors such as temperature, pressure, hot aqueous fluid circulation and rock's chemical composition (Walker, 1960) A study of the Beinn Edra Group lavas by King (1977) revealed the occurrence of similar parageneses of zeolites to those of the analcime-natrolite zone defined by Walker (1960).