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Melvil Decimal System: 553.8

Wording: Mathematics and Science > Earth sciences & geology > Economic Geology > Gems; Ornamental stones

Dewmoji: πŸ”¬ > 🌎 > πŸ’² > πŸ’Ž

0
Information
174,442
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
161,809
πŸ’­
2
Religion
423,445
πŸ™πŸ½
3
Social Sciences
881,483
πŸ‘«
4
Language
118,029
πŸ’¬
5
Mathematics and Science
274,025
πŸ”¬
6
Technology
639,380
πŸ’‘
7
Arts and Recreation
651,545
🎨
8
Literature
865,381
πŸ“š
9
Biography and History
551,058
πŸ—Ώ
50
General Science
23,070
πŸ”¬
51
Mathematics
51,324
βž—
52
Astronomy
15,217
🌌
53
Physics
26,339
🍎
54
Chemistry
15,632
βš—
55
Earth sciences & geology
24,738
🌎
56
Fossils & prehistoric life
6,049
πŸ’€
57
Life Sciences
36,781
🐠
58
Botany
15,433
🌿
59
Zoology
59,442
🐼
550
Geology
2,736
🌎
551
Physical and Dynamic Geology
16,701
πŸŒ‹
552
Lithology; Petrography
1,202
🀘
553
Economic Geology
1,739
πŸ’²
554
Europe
329
πŸ—
555
Asia
83
πŸ…
556
Africa
69
🐘
557
North America
1,493
558
South America
26
559
Pacific, Oceania, and other planets
360
🐨
553.0
105
553.1
Ore deposits
32
553.2
Carbon series
388
553.3
Ores of iron
16
553.4
ores of metals other than iron
117
553.5
Building stones
42
553.6
Earthy economic minerals
107
553.7
Mineral waters
383
553.8
Gems; Ornamental stones
344
πŸ’Ž
553.9
Other economic minerals
6
553.80
34
553.81553.82
34
553.83553.84
5
553.85553.86
3
553.87
47
553.88553.89
1

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Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

MDSScheduleRatioCount
73XArts and Recreation > Sculpture28.3113

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