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  • adj. Of or pertaining to petrology, the study of rock formation and composition

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  • Of or pertaining to petrology.


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  • Since the geology on the territory is not too complex and dominated by a few major rock types of very different origin (oceanic basalts, limestone, continental volcanics), this will be useful to define possible end member compositions and point sources in the local production lines, as, on geochemical-petrological grounds, the main rock types will have distinct but characteristic isotopic compositions.

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  • Her father was distinctly irascible, and disposed more than ever to hide away among the petrological things -- the study was turned out.

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  • Of the variety of problems that it presents one might mention the petrological questions connected with the intrusion of the great masses of granite, and their relation to the slates and associated metamorphic rocks.

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  • Work to date included a number of reconnaissance mapping and sampling trips, a literature search and compilation, satellite imagery interpretation and mineralogical and petrological studies.

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  • Recent petrological work has confirmed the alkalic chemistry of some of the intrusive rocks at Huajoto, which is very unusual for the Andes.

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  • Piña et al. synthesize the existing geological data and provide a metallogenetic model for the Aguablanca deposit based on the structural and gravity data obtained from the Aguablanca stock and petrological, geochemical, and mineralogical data on the host igneous rocks and the ore bodies.

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  • Experience with modern research methods in mineralogy and crystallography are expected and the successful applicant should be prepared to partake in curatorial work as well as improve the museum's mineralogical and petrological collections.

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  • The calculations of normative minerals and chemical parameters have been conducted in terms of the chemical analyses, and the chemical-petrological characteristics of the Kirin Meteorite specifies it to Type H_5.

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  • Our work provides quantitative petrological evidence that, in general, mantle plumes for LIPs with Palaeocene-Permian ages were hotter and melted more extensively than plumes of more modern ocean islands.

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  • However, a quantitative petrological comparison has never been made between mantle source temperature and the extent of melting for OIB and LIP sources.

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