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economic geology

noun
1.
the branch of geology dealing with the location and exploitation of industrial materials obtained from the earth.
Origin of economic geology
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • When, if ever, the science of economic geology becomes fully organized, a standardized course may be possible.

  • In professional preparation for the practice of economic geology there is no easy short-cut.

  • The shortest road to declared success in professional and economic geology lies through the early mastery of its fundamentals.

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  • In short, to enter successfully the field of economic geology one should first become a scientist, if only in a limited field.

  • Probably no other single division of economic geology now employs so large a number of geologists.

  • Metamorphic geology, therefore, for some geologists becomes a convenient approach to the subject of economic geology.

  • His chief purpose is to convey, in somewhat elementary terms, an understandable idea of the central features of economic geology.

  • In short, economic geology includes the consideration of man in reaction to his physical environment.

  • Considered broadly, there is no phase of science which is not involved in economic geology.

  • One of the principal problems of economic geology for the future is to develop means for exploration in territories of this sort.

British Dictionary definitions for economic geology

economic geology

noun
1.
the study of how geological deposits can be used as economic resources
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