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Quartz oisan.jpgCorundum-215248.jpg
Améthyste2 (Brésil).jpgAchat 1.jpg
Azurite-velvet-beauty.jpgThe Hope Diamond - SIA.jpg
Frae left tae richt, tap row: quartz an
corundum; seicont row: amethyst an agate;
third row: azurite an the Hope Diamond,
considered tae be the maist famous diamond
in the warld

Mineralogy is a subject o geology specializin in the scientific study o chemistry, crystal structur, an pheesical (includin optical) properties o minerals. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes o mineral origin an formation, classification o minerals, thair geografical distribution, as well as thair utilization.