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puh tro luh jee

  • n  the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification

  • Under his stewardship, the museum introduced research programs in meteorites, mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry.
  • They have also become professors of geological geophysics at Caltech and of petrology at Harvard.
  • Today, Professor Nekvasil shepherded nine girls into her experimental petrology lab, where she studies the crystallized structures of rocks.
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  • GSA Bulletin posts new studies from China, Egypt and Israel, Argentina, Mexico, California, Appalachia
    ( Geological Society of America ) GSA Bulletin articles posted online ahead of print in November cover sedimentology in the Sinai-Negev erg of Egypt and Israel; petrology in the Tongling area of Anhui Province in eastern China; paleotopography in the Central Andes of Argentina; sedimentology of the Monterey Submarine Canyon, offshore California, USA; geochronology of Volcan Tepetiltic, western ...
    Nov. 25, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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