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Dear Sir,
        Q: what is Role of Geologist In coal Mine ?
        Q: How Geologist identify the Coal type in Hand-specimen ?
        Q : What Is the Coal Hazards? and How we protect it ?


Dear Waqar
Geology plays major role in coal mines .Planning -fr exploration and exploitation of coal deposits requires -geology of region.Coal deposits in the world are restricted geological formations such as Gondwana formations or Tertiary formation
U can refer books on geology -Coal Geology-Coal Exploration u will get additional in puts
2-Hand specimen we can identify coal or lignite on the basis of physical properties
u can refer books on coal geology,physical properties of coal

3 Coal hazard
Spontaneous combustion -coal deposits in mine will get fire due to facts involved in coal mine temperature pressure
Jhari Coal mine in India -still under the stage of coal fire -
Coal mine releases co2-carbon monoxide-etc-u can refer many books or web sites on coal hazardous
Coal mining requires lot of geological in puts -looking its strata -angle of inclination structural features etc
Kindly refer fuehrer web sites or book
Editor in chief Int Journ Earth Sciences and Engineering  


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Dr D.Venkat Reddy


Engineering Geology,Mining geology,commercial petrology,Decorative and dimensional stones,Hydrogeology


20years texhing and reserch expireience in geology,enginnering geology for graduate and undergraduate students-reserch guidance,10years field exoireience conducting field camps for geology students=Presently Assistant professor in geolog

NITK-National Institute of Technology,Surathkal,Mangalore-DK,India Geology section Dept of Civil Engineering

published 70 research papers.( 4 books)- Editor in Chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering -1.Engineering Geology for civil Engineers-oxford &IBH pub-1996] 2.Decorative and dimensional stones of India-CBS Pub-1997 3.Engineering Geology-Vikaspublishers2010 4.Applied Geology-Vikaspub-2010

MSC(GEOLOGY),Osmania university,India, MSC(Tech )Hydrogeology,OU,India PhD(GEOLOGY)OU,India

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Distinguishing Indian Award Editor in chief-International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (

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PRESENTLY WORKING =Professor of Geology-Dept of Civil Engineering NITK-INDIA

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