The Nomenclature of Petrology and Mining


NOMENCLATURE in the1 scientific sense may best be described as a system of technical language by which the objects of any science are described, as, for example, the present language of chemical science, usually termed the modern chemical nomenclature, as distinct from the older and less perfect nomenclature. Consideration is here restricted to nomenclature in relation to petrology and mining, and to emphasising the desirability of working to secure a uniform and simple system in respect thereof, for the variety and complexity prevailing in petrological and mining nomenclature are very considerable and hampering.

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REDMAYNE, R. The Nomenclature of Petrology and Mining. Nature 127, 895–896 (1931).

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