Research on Materials of Solid Earth

Mineralogy: a science dealing with minerals, their crystallography, properties, classification, and the ways of distinguishing them.

Petrology: a science that deals with the origin, history, occurrence, structure, chemical composition, and classification of rocks.

Modern mineralogists study a vast amount of materials and reactions, which are typically (but not always) crystalline and are derived from the living as well as the unenlivened world.  Petrologists study the concurrent occurrence of minerals in rocks and their specific chemical composition – using only the methods of natural sciences. 


List of major Mineralogy and related journals

  • Elements (Québec, Québec)
  • Canadian mineralogist
  • The American mineralogist
  • American Mineralogist
  • Australian Journal of Mineralogy
  • The Canadian Mineralogist
  • Clay Minerals
  • Elements
  • Bob's Rock Shop
  • Australia and New Zealand Micromineral News
  • European Journal of Mineralogy
  • Journal of Geosciences
  • Mineralogistes de Catalunya
  • Mineralogical Record
  • UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 

Topics covered:

  • Biomineralogy
  • Mineral chemistry
  • Crystal chemistry
  • Optical mineralogy
  • Sedimentary petrology
  • Petrology of coal
  • Metamorphic petralogy
  • Igneous petralogy

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