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Related to petrogenesis: Rock cycle, petrography, metamorphism


The branch of petrology that deals with the origin of rocks, especially igneous rocks.

pet′ro·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌpɛtrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Geological Science) the investigation and analysis of the beginnings and development of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks


(ˌpɛ troʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

also pe•trog•e•ny

(pɪˈtrɒdʒ ə ni)

the origin and formation of rocks.
pet`ro•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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He has published papers on Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization and the petrogenesis of mafic-ultramafic intrusions in Exploration and Mining Geology, in Series B of, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (London) and in Precambrian Research.
3 pegmatite, Xinjiang, China: Implications for pegmatite petrogenesis. Mineralogy and Petrology, 107, 985-1005.
Dacite genesis via both slab melting and differentiation; petrogenesis of La Yeguada volcanic complex, Panama.
Seis de estos articulos abordan aspectos tecnicos concretos (petrogenesis, estratigrafia, sedimentologia, estructural, entre otros), mientras que los restantes tres articulos abordan el estudio de los volcanes, desde una mirada mas cultural y social.
Zhao et al., "Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Huashan granites and their implications for the Mesozoic tectonic settings in the Xiaoqinling gold mineralization belt, NW China," Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol.
Solana, Geologia Regional y Petrogenesis del vulcanismo silicico de la region circundante a la ciudad de Tulancingo, Tesis.
Among their topics are experimental results on fractionation of the highly siderophile elements at variable pressures and temperatures during planetary and magmatic differentiation, nucleosynthetic isotope variations of siderophile and chalcophile elements in the solar system, the distribution and processing of highly siderophile elements in cratonic mantle lithosphere, chalcophile and siderophile elements in mantle rocks: trace elements controlled by trace minerals, petrogenesis of the platinum-group minerals, and highly siderophile and strongly chalcophile elements in magmatic ore deposits.
Petrogenesis of quartz-kyanite veins in metapelitic rocks of the Silgara Formation, central Santander Massif (Colombian Andes)