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Course Dual Degree (B. Tech + Master of Science / Master of Technology)
Semester Sem. VII
Subject Code ESE413
Subject Title Earth Resources and Tectonic Systems


Internal Structure of Earth:

Introduction to Earth and formation theories. Seismicity and earth’s interior. Compositional and
Rheological divisions of Earth; crust, mantle and core; discontinuities. Mineralogy and Earth
Resources. Minerals, ores, petroleum, coal and natural gas- their origin, structure and composition,
accumulation/migration, source/reservoir rocks, distribution in space and time. General physical,
chemical and optical properties of common rock forming minerals.

Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Petrology:

Rock cycles and processes involved; Formation, classification and distribution of volcanoes;
partial melting and formation of primary magmas; evolution of magmas; igneous processes.

Sedimentary rocks and environment of formation, sedimentary basins Metamorphic processes,
factors and types of metamorphism, grades and facies of metamorphism. Properties and formation
mechanisms of common igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes. Geologic work of
natural agents- atmosphere, wind, water and glaciers

Tectonic Systems:

Concept of continental drift, sea-floor spreading and plate tectonics; tectonics. Nature of plate
boundaries: convergent, divergent and transform type. Precambrian and Phanerozoic plate
tectonics. Evolution of the Himalayas, Indian Ocean and Andaman’s.

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