BRANCHES OF GEOLOGY

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GEOLOGY (in Greek, Geo means Earth, Logos means Science) is a branch of science dealing with the study of the Earth. It is also known as earth science. The study of the earth as a whole, its origin, structure, composition and the nature of the processes which have given rise to its present position is called as geology.

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Notes on Engineering Geology for B.Tech (civil ) III year students..compiled by Dr G. SUBBARAO M.Sc. ,M.Phil. ,Ph.D., C.S.MUNIT: 1 INTRODUCTIONGEOLOGY (in Greek, Geo means Earth, Logos means Science) is a branch of science dealing with the study of the Earth. It is also known as earth science. The study of the earth as a whole, its origin, structure, composition and the nature of the processes which have given rise to its present position is called as geology. Geology comprises the following branches: 1. Crystallography2. Mineralogy3. Petrology4. Geophysics5. Geochemistry6. Structural Geology7. Stratigraphy8. Physical Geology9. Geomorphology10. Paleontology11. Hydrogeology12. Engineering Geology13. Photo Geology14. Economic Geology15. Mining GeologyCrystallography: The study of the characters of crystals is known as crystallography. Crystals are bodies bounded by flat faces ( surfaces), arranged on a definite plane due to internal arrangements of atoms. Mineralogy: The study of the characters of minerals ( eg: quartz, pyroxene, amphibole, mica, chlorite, garnet) is known as Mineralogy. A mineral is a naturally occurring homogeneous substance, inorganically formed with a definite chemical composition, with a certain physical properties and crystalline structures. Note: Coal, oil etc are considered as minerals THOUGH they arises by organic matter under exceptional conditions . Petrol

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