Petrology

Description

The scientific field of geology that studies the composition, structure, texture, other characteristics, and regional gradations of rocks.

Alternative labels

the study of rock composition
rock studies

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Petrology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Petrology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mineralogist: Mineralogists study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the earth. They analyse various minerals and use scientific equipment to determine their structure and properties. Their work mostly focuses on the classification and identification of minerals by taking samples and performing further tests, analysis and examinations.
Geologist: Geologists research the materials that form the earth. Their observations depend on the purpose of the research. Depending on their specialisation, geologists study how the Earth has been shaped over time, its geological layers, the quality of minerals for mining purposes, earthquakes and volcanic activity for private services, and similar phenomena.

 


 

References

  1. Petrology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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