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Title: Petrology Introduction


1
Petrology Introduction
  • GLY 4310
  • Spring, 2012

2
Petrology Definition
  • That branch of geology dealing with the origin,
    occurrence, structure, and history of rocks,
    especially igneous and metamorphic rock (from
    Glossary of Geology, 2nd edition)

3
Petrography
  • Branch of geology dealing with the description
    and systematic classification of rocks,
    especially igneous and metamorphic rocks, and
    especially by means of microscopic examination of
    rock thin sections

4
Etymology
  • From Greek petra, meaning rock, and logos,
    meaning knowledge
  • Pronunciation (p? träl'? je)
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