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1. Application of geomorphology in mineral prospecting and civil engineering

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Good question.
(1) Mineral Prospecting :
land forms like old mine heaps, old mine openings, quartz reefs/ dikes forming linear ridges in otherwise low relief, karstic landforms, circular depressions with dikes etc. are some of the features that help in locating possible mineralised areas - pl. refer to Bateman - Economic Geology

(2) Civil Engineering :
siting of hydro power projects, nuclear power station, thermal power station, solar power panels, landslide identification, locating communication routes-bridges-tunnels and other infrastructure etc.

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Would be happy to answer : General Geology, Engineering Geology, Economic Geology, Geomorphology, Geoenvironment, Tectonics, Natural Resources inclusive of Rocks & Minerals, Exploration, Science Policy etc.

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Geological-Geotechnical Solutions and professional advice. I have over 34 years of professional experience of working as a geologist in diverse mountainous terrain. I have professional skills for planning. programming, executing and monitoring of : (1) Engineering Geological investigations in Hydropower and Developmental projects, (2) Landslide and Disaster Management etc. (3) Natural Resource Management and Programming (4) Geological Mapping (5) Geoenvironmental Management (6) Mineral Exploration (7) Water Resources Management, (8) Integrated Watershed Management, (9) Training on - Natural Resource Management, Geoenvironmental Management, Waste Management, Geohazards, Geotechnical Investigations, Data acquisition & interpretations, (10) R&D Initiatives and Societal issues etc.

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M.Tech.(Applied Geology), University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee).

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Worked in the Geological Survey of India for aabout 32 years. Presently - GeoConsultant & Advisor - HIGEOS India

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