Definition of syngenetic in English:


Syllabification: syn·ge·net·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsinjəˈnetik


  • Relating to or denoting a mineral deposit or formation produced at the same time as the enclosing or surrounding rock.
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    • Two terms that are still commonly encountered when discussing the classification of ore deposits are syngenetic and epigenetic.
    • A syngenetic origin of sulphides was suggested by early workers, mainly based on the stratiform and stratabound occurrence of the sulphides in ironstone.
    • Setting quartz inclusions (at least the protogenetic and syngenetic ones) apart from your standard-issue nine-to-five mineral is the fact that they are stuck inside another growing mineral (quartz).

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