rock magnetism


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rock magnetism

[′räk ′mag·nə‚tiz·əm]
(geophysics)
The natural remanent magnetization of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks resulting from the presence of iron oxide minerals.
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It has tremendous applications in the field of mineralogy, economic geology, rock magnetism, mineral dressing and metallurgy.
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Armed with this advice he opted to study geology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and rock magnetism at the University of Washington in Seattle.