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This article is largely based on an article in the out-of-copyright Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, which was produced in 1911. It should be brought up to date to reflect subsequent history or scholarship (including the references, if any). When you have completed the review, replace this notice with a simple note on this article's talk page. (March 2012) Key topics on Geology Relative dating · Absolute dating Radiometric dating · Geochronology Overview Stratigraphy · Paleontology · Paleoclimatology Overview Engineering geology · Glaciology · Oceanography Overview Geodesy · Geomagnetism · Geophysical surveying · Mathematical geophysics · Seismology · Tectonophysics Earth Sciences Portal Category • Related topics v t e Geochemistry is the science that uses the tools and principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems such as the Earth's crust and its oceans. The realm of geochemistry extends beyond the Earth, encompassing the entire Solar System and has made important contributions to the understanding of a number of processes including mantle convection, the formation of planets and the origins of granite and basalt. ^ a b Albarède, Francis (2003). Geochemistry: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-521-81468-5.  ^ White, William M. Geochemistry (Unpublished). p. 1. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
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