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Mineralogy

Scientific study of minerals and mineralised artifacts / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mineralogy[n 1] is a subject of geology specializing in the scientific study of the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, their geographical distribution, as well as their utilization.

Mineralogy applies principles of chemistry, geology, physics and materials science to the study of minerals