Definition - What does Geologist mean?

Geologist is a scientist who studies the liquid and solid matter which constitutes the Earth, the history and the process which shaped it. Geologists are usually engaged in the study of Geology and they approach Geology using biology, physics, chemistry and other sciences as they generally study applied sciences. Unlike other scientists they are never confined to laboratories instead they are more exposed to outdoors. They are generally engaged in the exploration process for the mining organizations to search oil, metals and other resources.

Petropedia explains Geologist

Geologists study Earth processes like landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods for surveying land and drawing various safe building plans. When investigating the materials of the Earth, they are not confined to minerals and metals but they also investigate the natural gas, oil, water and the methods that can be used to extract them. Geology is also concerned with the changes that occur on the Earth over time like land formation and climate change. The geologists, according to their specializations, may map and study the rock formations, collect the samples of rocks and fossils and also measure the Earth’s physical properties. In general, they deal with geological mapping, petroleum geology, mineralogy, economic geology and petrology.

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