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dc.contributor.authorButler, G.M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T02:16:23Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T02:16:23Z
dc.date.issued1959
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629926
dc.descriptionThe Study of rocks without the aid of a compound microscope or chemical analyses constitutes the science of petrology. The usual aim of a student of this science is to classify or assign names to rocks in the field. All that is said herein applies to what may be seen in rocks by the use of no aid to the eyes but a hand lens. Rock identification thus attempted is not as easy or conclusive as are most instances of mineral identification inasmuch as all rock species except most chemical precipitates, later discussed, are transitional by imperceptible degrees into other species, and many are so fine-grained that their constituents cannot be determined even with a hand lens. Alteration that results from exposure to atmospheric agents at or near the earth's surface may also make identification uncertain. Nevertheless, it is highly desirable for geologists and mining engineers to be able to attach names to rocks they encounter, even if many of these names must be considered tentative subject to correction after later detailed laboratory study. Fortunately, a skilled petrologist will find that a large majority of his tentative identifications will not have to be then changed. 29 p.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBulletin No. 166
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1257
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
dc.subjectRecent
dc.subjectUnited States of America
dc.subjectmetamorphic rock
dc.subjectorganic rock
dc.subjectclastic rock
dc.subjectigneous rock
dc.subjectminerals
dc.subjectchemical precipitates
dc.subjectmineral identification
dc.subjectrock classification
dc.subjectclassification
dc.subjectrocks
dc.subjectpetrology
dc.titlePetrology: Condensed and Simplified
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csdgm.bounding.east-67.8516
csdgm.bounding.north48.6496
csdgm.bounding.south24.63
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