- the science or study of minerals.
Origin of mineralogy
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Examples from the Web for mineralogy
The intelligent in Mineralogy understand what I would be at.The History of Louisiana
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How they would be delighted with the gallery of mineralogy—how they would be charmed with the theatres!The Home
But Karpin was one of the sharpest boys in the business when it came to mineralogy.The Risk Profession
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It will be at once seen that these Lectures were not intended for an introduction to mineralogy.The Crown of Wild Olive
Features articles of interest to students of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.Natural Gemstones
- the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
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Word Origin and History for mineralogy
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- The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
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