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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.
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(ˌpærəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Geological Science) a characteristic association of minerals in a particular type of rock or ore deposit
paragenetic adj
ˌparageˈnetically adv
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(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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The initial stages of the prefolded metamorphism of Pechenga rocks are fixed in parageneses of the prehnite-pumpellyite zone.
Polished blocks and thin sections were initially examined by reflected and transmitted light microscopy to characterize the mineralogy, textures, and parageneses.
Chapter five discusses studying mineral assemblages and parageneses and chapters six and seven discuss mineral use and minerals and the environment.
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.
The crystallisation-deformation relationships and mineral parageneses observed in the schists, gneisses, and metabasites of the ChMC allowed us to advance the tectono-metamorphic evolution during the HP-LT subduction--related metamorphism and later retrogression to greenschists-facies conditions.
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).
Parageneses of Ordoviclan sub-greenschist to greenschist facies metabasites from Wales, U.K.
(1983) Manganese mineral parageneses in the Lafaiete District, Minas Gerais, Brazil.