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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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Based on textural relationships, we set out a provisional diagenetic history (paragenesis) for the Datta Sandstone.
Caption: Figure 3: Mineralogy and paragenesis reported in lithology from CP, depth of sampled geothermal wells (modified by [20]), and estimated porosity considering geological characteristics.
Macroscopic inspection, petrographic and analytical scanning electron microscopic (SEM) analysis and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) were performed to characterize mineral composition and paragenesis. The imaging and chemical analyses of polished aggregates were carried out with Zeiss EVO 15MA scanning electron microscope equipped with an Oxford X-MAX energy dispersive detector (EDS) system and AZTEC software for element analysis and distribution mapping.
Morse JW, Casey WH (1988) Ostwald processes and mineral paragenesis in sediments.
EC thanks Eva Chicharro and Carlos Villaseca for introducing geological setting and mineral paragenesis within the Logrosan area and reviewing the paper.
This volume compiles and reviews current information on arsenic from such perspectives as the paragenesis and crystal chemistry of arsenic minerals, speciation and sorption in natural environments, thermodynamic properties for arsenic minerals and aqueous species, microbial arsenic metabolism and reaction energetics, health risks associated with chronic exposure to arsenic in the environment, managing arsenic in the mining industry, case studies of mines in Canada and California, and the hydrogeochemistry of the Tsumeb Deposit and its implications for arsenate mineral stability.
These results show that paragenesis of mineralization of chalcopyrite, pyrite, malachite, azurite, garnet and magnetite occurred.