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  • (geology)
  1. The production of an amalgam or alloy of mercury.
  2. The process by which mercury is alloyed with some other metal to produce an amalgam. It was used at one time for the extraction of gold and silver from pulverized ores, but has been superseded by the cyanide process. Barger
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
  • (sociology) The process by which two or more previous racial, ethnic, or nationality identified groups intermarry and produce offspring that are of new racial stock.

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