Department of Mineralogy
Mineralogy is devoted to the study of minerals, the solid materials of the Earth, the planets and the meteorites. It is a science that borders many other disciplines, like crystallography, ore geology, geophysics, sedimentology, palaeontology and soil science among others.
Mineralogy is of importance to modern society because essentially all our wealth is based on materials that have been extracted from the crust of the Earth or products cultivated on soils with mineral components.
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