Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : ER2251 : Mining Geology {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Sakthi Saravanan Chinnasamy

Syllabus

Introduction to Geology: its scope and application to engineering problems, Physical Geology, Mineralogy - Determinative properties and occurrence of common rock forming minerals in India, Petrology - Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks Structural Geology: Elementary knowledge of rock deformation and structural characteristics of deformed rocks, strike, dip, folds and faults, their description, classification, Joints, Un-conformities/simple forms of igneous rocks, dykes, sills, etc., Geological maps and their interpretation, Stratigraphy - Principles of Stratigraphy, Standard Stratigraphic Scale, Indian Stratigraphy Economic minerals: their classification, origin, mode of occurrence, geographical and geological distribution, physical properties and industrial uses and distribution of major metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits of India. Origin and distribution of natural fuels - Coal, Petroleum and natural gas, nuclear fuels

Course Objectives

  1. Introduction of concepts of geology to the mining engineers.
  2. Prepare mining engineers to understand the geological related problems in the mining industry
  3. expertise in the geological concepts and to effectively interact technically with the geologist in the mining industry.

Course Outcomes

Concept knowledge of geology to the mining engineers. Mining engineers to understand the geological related problems in the mining industry. Expertise in the geological concepts and to effectively interact technically with the geologist in the mining industry.

Essential Reading

  1. Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis Tasa,, Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology 2013., 2013.
  2. James Monroe, Reed Wicander, Richard Hazlett,, Physical Geology: Exploring the Earth, 2006., 2006

Supplementary Reading

  1. P. K. Mukherjee,, A Text Book of Geology,, The World Press Pvt. Ltd., 9th Edition, 1982
  2. Umeshwar Prasad, Economic Geology: Economic Mineral Deposits, CBS Publications, 2016