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economic geology

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noun
  1. the branch of geology dealing with the location and exploitation of industrial materials obtained from the earth.
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Origin of economic geology

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for economic geology

economic geology

noun
  1. the study of how geological deposits can be used as economic resources
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