mineragraphy

noun
min·er·ag·ra·phy | \ˌminəˈragrəfē\
variants: or mineralography \ˌminərəˈlägrəfē \
plural -es

Definition of mineragraphy 

: the technique of studying polished surfaces of minerals with the reflecting microscope

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History and Etymology for mineragraphy

mineragraphy from mineral + -graphy; mineralography from mineral + -o- + -graphy

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