Igneous Petrology

Igneous petrology is the study of igneous rock, those that are formed from magma. Igneous petrology is as a branch of geology closely related to volcanology, tectonophysics and petrology in general. The modern study of igneous rocks is done using several techniques some of the developed in the areas of chemistry and physics or from other earth sciences. Petrography, crystallography, and isotopic studies are common methods used in igneous petrology.

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