Geol.3 : MINERAL ECONOMICS

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Geol.3 : MINERAL ECONOMICS


Max. Marks : 100 Credit Points : 4


Unit
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I

: Concept of mineral economics
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Significance of minerals in the nation’s economy
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Use of vario
us
minerals in manufacturing industries
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Peculiarities inherent in mineral industry
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International aspects
of mineral industry and geopolitics
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Mines and mineral legislation in India
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Mineral taxation
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National
Mineral Policy.


Unit
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II :
Internation
al aspects of mineral industry
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Classification of minerals


major, minor and fuels
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Industrial minerals
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Strategic, critical and essential minerals
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Present and future mineral supplies of
the world.


Unit III :
Reserves, production and distribution
of various minerals in the world
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Indian position in the
reserves, production and consumption of various minerals
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Exports and imports of minerals
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Tenor,
grade and specification of important minerals with examples.


Unit
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IV

: Demand and supply of mi
nerals and fuels
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Conservation and substitution of minerals


Low
grade ores
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Use of scrap
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New technologies, synthetics and synthesi
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. Changing pattern of mineral
consumption
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Growth of mineral industry and economy in India and Andhra Pradesh
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Mine
rals and
mineral based industries in Andhra Pradesh.


TEXT BOOKS
:

1.

An introduction to mineral economics by K.K.Chatterjee, Wiley Eastern Ltd.

2.

Mineral economics by R.K.Sinha and N.L.Sharma.

3.

Minerals in the World Industry by Vosknil, W.H.

4.

Indian Mineral Year
Book, 2008; Published by Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur.



Geol..4 MARINE GEOLOGY


Max Marks: 150








Credit Points 6

UNIT


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.


UNIT


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.


UNIT


III Continental drift and seafloor spreading. Platetectonics and sedimentation


Oceanic crust. Di
vergent and convergent margins.


UNIT

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
entrations through


heavy mineral analysis. Textural analysis of sediments.


Text Books: Marine Geology by James P Kennet .


Marine Geology by Roger N.Anderson.