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1. The growing of one thing with or into another.
2. Mineralogy The growing together of crystals from two or more minerals.


the process or act of growing among each other


(ˈɪn tərˌgroʊθ)

growth or growing together, as of one thing with or into another.
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ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium director Stephen Grano said: "Much of South Australia's copper deposits are actually very fine intergrowths of a range of different metals and minerals.
Although the final aim of this research is working with real mineral particles, first attempts of texture characterization have been carried out on a series of textures in synthetic biphasic particles that represent the intergrowths described by Gaudin (1939) in a simple way (Fig.
Galena formed irregular intergrowths with sphalerite and was abundant in a few thin layers in zinc and copper-zinc ore (Payne et al.
Perthitic and myrmekitic intergrowths are observed in few sections.
Granophyric (more wormy) to graphic (more cuneiform) intergrowths between feldspar and quartz are evident in three samples (DDH 79-6-174.
3] ceramics has demonstrated that what actually forms is not a solid solution but rather a homologous series of distinct compounds which feature intergrowths of [LiNbO.
The RP-type Cobaltites: Intergrowths of Perovskite and Rock Salt Layers and Derivatives
The character of the sulphide intergrowths varied considerably in different parts of the orebody, even within individual stopes, and variations of several percent in zinc, lead and iron content of the mill feed were common.
It canbe observed the following mineralogical assemblage: quartz--alkali feldspar intergrowths (micrographic/granophyric texture) and partially altered clinopyroxene (augite) often exhibiting uralitization processes.
Micrographic intergrowths of quartz and K-feldspar are common in the granite associated with comb quartz layers, both of which reflect a significantly undercooled magma (Fenn 1986; Lentz and Fowler 1992).
Roth, Defect Intergrowths in Barium Polytitanates: (1) [Ba.
It is therefore significant that new U--Th disequilibrium data for gypsum-atacamite intergrowths from several deposits in northern Chile indicate formation ages of ~240 ka to as young as ~80 ka (Reich et al.