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B.Sc. (Hons) Geology 2017-18

 

B-4: EARTH PROCESSES AND RESOURCES:

UNIT 3:

Ore Forming Minerals: Metallic and Non-metallic

Processes of Ore Formation

Ore Deposits Related to Magmatic Activity

Hydrothermal and Skarn Deposits Role of replacement and colloidal deposition

Ore Deposits formed by Sedimentation.

Weathering Products and Residual Deposits

Ore Deposits Formed by Oxidation and Supergene Enrichment

Ore Deposits Formed by Biochemical Activity

Ore Deposits Formed by Evaporation

Metamorphism and Ore Deposits

 

UNIT 5

Geological Setting, Mineralogical Characteristics and Indian Distribution of Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits Related to and with Examples from Indian Stratigraphic Records:

Materials for Construction (Building Stones and Cement)

Materials Used in the Ceramic Industry

Materials Used as Refractories and Fillers

Materials Used in the Manufacture of Organic Chemicals and Synthetics

Minerals Used in the Fertilizer Industry

Precious and Decorative Stones

B-10:  ENERGY RESOURCES AND MINERAL EXPLORATION

UNIT 2:

Methane hydrates Origin, distribution and economic potential

Geothermal energy provinces in India

Radioactive Minerals

Geochemistry of Uranium and Thorium

Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium

Origin & Distribution of Uranium and Thorium Deposits in India

Detection and Measurement of Radioactivity  (pdf format)

Methods of Prospecting for Radioactive Minerals

Radioactive Well Logging

Nuclear Waste Disposal: Problems and Solutions

Surface and Subsurface Methods of Mineral Exploration

Application of Remote Sensing Techniques in Mineral Exploration

Geophysical Methods of Mineral Exploration Airborne Vs Ground Surveys

Gravity, Electrical, Magnetic and Seismic Methods

 

 

BE1(a): DISASTER MANAGEMENT

 

UNIT 3:

Floods: Occurrence and distribution

Forewarning and forecasting floods

Monitoring, mitigation amd management of floods

Assessment of damage due to floods

Rescue and flood relief operations

Flood-zone mapping

Modern tools in flood forecasting

Indian states vulnerable to floods

Flash floods: Causes and remedies

Floods due to glacial lake outbursts

 

BE1(b): GEOINFORMATICS

 

UNIT 3:

Overview of database management system

Data and Information

Structure of database management systems

Objectives of DBMS - Data availability, integrity, security and independence

File-based management systems and their limitations

Advantages of DBMS - Centralized data management, data independence, data inconsistency

National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and its utility

 

BE2(c): MARINE GEOLOGY

 

UNIT 4:

Marine resources: Petroleum - Origin and distribution

Methane hydrates Origin and distribution

Resources in the continental shelves - Phosphorites, Shell and placer deposits, sand and gravel

Heavy metals on the deep sea-floor

Origin and nature of manganese deposits

Metallic deposits along oceanic ridges

Law of the Sea

Marine pollution

 

BL8 - LABORATORY WORK (Marine Geology)

1.      Understanding and Mapping Continental Shelves

2.      Mapping Active and Passive Continental Margins

3.      Mapping Lithospheric Plate Boundaries

4.      Mapping Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits

Download outline maps for laboratory exercises:

Outline map of the world

Outline Map of India

 


 

PRACTICAL

Energy Resources

Coal Resources of India

Interesting Facts about Wind Power in India


Processes of Ore Formation

Ore Deposits and Crustal Evolution

Global Metallogeny in Relation to Crustal Evolution

Ore Microscopic Techniques

Sample Preparation for Ore Microscopy

NOTE: Some of the Tutorials and Lecture Notes are in PDF format, which means that you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on the computer you use to access these.  If your machine does not have Acrobat Reader installed, click here to download and install the same.

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Notes & Handouts

The Himalayas

Kumaon Himalayas

Askot Basemetals

University

   


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