Geol.3 : MINERAL ECONOMICS
Max. Marks : 100 Credit Points : 4
: Concept of mineral economics
Significance of minerals in the nation’s economy
Use of vario
minerals in manufacturing industries
Peculiarities inherent in mineral industry
of mineral industry and geopolitics
Mines and mineral legislation in India
al aspects of mineral industry
Classification of minerals
major, minor and fuels
Strategic, critical and essential minerals
Present and future mineral supplies of
Unit III :
Reserves, production and distribution
of various minerals in the world
Indian position in the
reserves, production and consumption of various minerals
Exports and imports of minerals
grade and specification of important minerals with examples.
: Demand and supply of mi
nerals and fuels
Conservation and substitution of minerals
Use of scrap
New technologies, synthetics and synthesi
. Changing pattern of mineral
Growth of mineral industry and economy in India and Andhra Pradesh
mineral based industries in Andhra Pradesh.
An introduction to mineral economics by K.K.Chatterjee, Wiley Eastern Ltd.
Mineral economics by R.K.Sinha and N.L.Sharma.
Minerals in the World Industry by Vosknil, W.H.
Indian Mineral Year
Book, 2008; Published by Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur.
Geol..4 MARINE GEOLOGY
Max Marks: 150
Credit Points 6
I Introduction to Marine Geology: History and Development, Ocean
Morphology, Sediment Sampling methods.
Oceanic crust, sea level changes
and their impact on sediment distribution on ocean basins.
II Near shore Geological processes, sediment formation, transportation,
deposition of sediments. Classification and
distribution of continental shelf and
deep sea sediments: Terrigenous, biogenic and authigenci sediments.
III Continental drift and seafloor spreading. Platetectonics and sedimentation
Oceanic crust. Di
vergent and convergent margins.
IV Marine mineral resources: Beach placers, manganese nodules, carbonate
sediments and occurrence of hydrocarbons in brief.
Practicals: Beach profile measurement. Estimation of black sand conc
heavy mineral analysis. Textural analysis of sediments.
Text Books: Marine Geology by James P Kennet .
Marine Geology by Roger N.Anderson.