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VTU B.E Mining Geology I July 2015 Question Paper

VTU Question Paper
Department of Mining
B.E. Degree Examination
Third Semester
Mining Geology I
June / July 2015 Question Paper
Max. Marks:100
Time: 3 Hours

USN 10MN33
Third Semester B.E. Degree Examination, June/July 2015
Mining Geology - I
Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks:lOO
Note: 1. Answer any FIVE full questions, selecting
atleast TWO questions from each part.
2. Draw neat diagrams, wherever necessary.

1. a. What is Geology? Explain the role of geology in the field of mining. (10 Marks)
b. With a neat sketch, explain the structure and composition of the earth. (10 Marks)
2 a. Write short notes on :
i) Streak in minerals with suitable examples ii) Moh's scale of Hardness. (08 Marks)
b. Explain the physical properties, their chemical composition, occurrence and uses of
i) Quartz and its varieties ii) Calcite and its varieties iii) Biotite Mica. (12 Marks)
3 a. What are igneous rocks? How are they formed? Explain the classification of igneous rocks,
with suitable examples. (12 Marks)
b. Write short notes on :
i) Textures in Igneous rocks ii) Metamorphism and its types. (08 Marks)
4 Explain the Textural, Structural and mineralogical characters of the following rocks :
a. Granite and its varieties.
b. Pegmatite.
c. Basalt.
d. Shale.
e. Marble and its varieties. (20 Marks)
5 Write short notes on :
a. Fossils and their uses.
b. Methods of correlation.
c. Geological time scale.
d. Catastropism.
6 a. Explain the Cuddapah group of rocks. Add a note on economic importance. (10 Marks)
b. Describe the physiographic divisions of India. (10 Marks)
7 a. With neat sketches, explain the primary structures in sedimentary rocks.
b. Write short notes on :
i) Dip and strike ii) Compass clinometers. (10 Marks)
8 a. What are folds? With neat sketches, explain the different types of folds and its importance in mining. (16 Marks)
b. Write short note on Topographic maps. (04 Marks)

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