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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 barite crystals of generation I are frequently found embedded by paragenetically later calcitic botryoidal crusts.
Butler, "Raman spectroscopic study of the molybdate mineral Szenicsite and comparison with other paragenetically related molybdate minerals," Spectroscopy Letters, vol.
In contrast, O-H isotope data for paragenetically younger calcite and fluorite define a trend towards the meteoric water line (Figure 11).
The oil shales in Xiaoxia, Yaojie, Tanshanling, and Tanshan and Shangxiaheyan are paragenetically related to coal beds.
Related secondary copper arsenates were conspicuous in a paragenetically early sequence of the oxidized zone of the New Cobar mine, Cobar, New South Wales.
Nevertheless, the low values of [delta][sup.13]C (C[O.sub.2]) (from -49.7 to -16.8[per thousand]) observed in methane wells indicate that some C[O.sub.2] here has a nonmagmatic origin (Table 3(a)) and is paragenetically related to methane sources.
In addition to Re and Mo, uranium concentrations were also evaluated since these elements are paragenetically associated with each other [18, 28].
Aegirine is paragenetically one of the earliest minerals in the cavities, and is associated with analcime (usually as a cavity lining), ankerite, dolomite, quartz (mostly etched crystals), siderite, albite, weloganite, fluorite and, rarely, tiny rosettes of brookite.