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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 2 months ago

Name of the science that ages rock?

Would it be minerology or Petrology

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Nuclear physics ages rocks with radioactive decay

    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Well, they use nuclear physics to do their job, but the discipline is called "geochronology"

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Geochronology they have a wiki 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Rock of ages...

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  • 2 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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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is the science of Geology.

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  • 2 months ago

    Petrology,. Rocks have minerals rocks can have liquids and gasses as well as minerals. Petrology is the study of rocks. It does not "age" rocks.   

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrology.  

    Geochronology is correct. 

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochronology. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It's a subspecialty of Geology called Geochronology.

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  • KennyB
    Lv 7
    2 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.

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