hand specimen

noun

Definition of hand specimen

1 : a fragment of rock trimmed and shaped to dimensions of about 4×3×1 inches
2 : a fragment of rock with at least one freshly broken surface and small enough to be easily handled for megascopic study

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“Hand specimen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20specimen. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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