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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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Meanwhile I was occupying myself in classifying my mineralogical, botanical, and zoological riches, when the accident happened to the Scotia.
They had a little conchological cabinet, and a little metallurgical cabinet, and a little mineralogical cabinet; and the specimens were all arranged and labelled, and the bits of stone and ore looked as though they might have been broken from the parent substances by those tremendously hard instruments their own names; and, to paraphrase the idle legend of Peter Piper, who had never found his way into their nursery, If the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped at more than this, what was it for good gracious goodness' sake, that the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped it!
The frequent and great changes in the mineralogical composition of consecutive formations, generally implying great changes in the geography of the surrounding lands, whence the sediment has been derived, accords with the belief of vast intervals of time having elapsed between each formation.
When we see, as is so often the case, a formation composed of beds of different mineralogical composition, we may reasonably suspect that the process of deposition has been much interrupted, as a change in the currents of the sea and a supply of sediment of a different nature will generally have been due to geographical changes requiring much time.
Its mineralogical constitution is not simple; in some parts the rock is of a cherty, in others of a felspathic nature, including thin veins of serpentine.
According to the decree of vice-president of ANAS, academician Ibrahim Guliyev, candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences Samir Mammadov has been appointed to the post of the Director of the ANAS High Technologies Park.
Farman Salmanov is a famous Azerbaijani geologist invented giant oil and gas fields in Tyumen region of Western Siberia, an outstanding scientist, doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the hero of Socialist Labor.
DPVGS is a member of the Chicagoland Gems and Minerals Association, the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
Specific to ExoMars is the requirement to identify geological and mineralogical surface deposits that are indicative of ancient habitable conditions and hence inform the selection of the limited number of drill targets.
Carmeltazite was added to the official list of known minerals this week after being approved by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA).
A detailed mineralogical investigation using petrographic, X-ray Diffraction and SEM-EDX techniques shows that the deposits consist of magnetite, hematite, malachite and occasional bornite and pyrite as the principal ore minerals and quartz, garnet, epidote, calcite, pectolite, serpentine and foshagite as the main gangue phases.
The geoclub in the Stiavnicke vrchy mountains allows guests of its geological-mineralogical excursions to search for minerals at the entrance to the surface quartz mine, My Ziar wrote."We have permission from the mining office to provide mineralogical excursions.