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- the identification and study of rocks.
- The branch of mineralogy that deals with the study of rocks and their composition. [Oil and Gas Journal; v91n13; 81-84; 1993.] [Dictionary of Science; R.K. Barnhart; page 364; 1986; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston.] Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
- Mineralogy, grain size, texture, and other physical properties of granular soil, sediment, or rock.
Source: Terms of the Environment