Name of the science that ages rock?
Would it be minerology or Petrology
- JimLv 72 months ago
Nuclear physics ages rocks with radioactive decay
- D gLv 72 months ago
Geochronology they have a wiki
- Anonymous2 months ago
Rock of ages...
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
neither. geochronology is really a subset of geochemistry rather than mineralogy or petrology.
One can age rocks using the total rock or by dating individual minerals in a rock, as well, so you cannot say that dating is either related to the mineral composition or the bulk rock appearance and composition.
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- MARKLv 72 months ago
It is the science of Geology.
- KennyBLv 72 months ago
Petrology is concerned with the origin, small-scale structure, and composition of rocks. Mineralogy is the study of minerals. Methinks the proper answer is 'geology' but you will need to be a little more exact in the wording of your question.