Fieldwork is an important part of Geology as it provides many of the data on which our knowledge of the Earth and its evolution along with that of life through time. Geology is a field science, without field work no theoretical aspect of geology can be taught and mineral exploration or research can be carried out.

This report presents geological fieldworks that were carried out on 31st January 2023 to 10th February 2023 for 3rd year B.Sc. Geology students of Sahrdaya College of Advanced Studies, Kodakara. The field carried out in the southern part of India (Tamilnadu, Karnataka & Andra Pradesh).

In Tamil Nadu, field trip was carried out in Cretaceous of Trichnopoly, Peramballur, kallamkurichi limestone mine, Sathanur (fossil wood), Karai badland, Thiruvakarai and Cuddalore sandstone. From this places we collected fossils and rock samples.

In Andhra Pradesh field trip was carried out are Mangampeta Baryte Mine, Gandikota canyon, Belum caves, Gudur Mica Belt, Thirumala hills. From these areas we collected various rock samples.

In Karnataka, we visited Holenarasipur, Chitradurga, and Ingaldal.formation, from these areas we collected mineral and rock samples. On 10/2/2023 we reached St. Mary’s island from there we studied about columnar basalt and its columnar jointing pattern in basalt. On 11th February 2023 we reached at Sahrdaya College Advanced studies at 7.a.m.

Published On: January 31st, 2023Categories: Geology Department Activities, IQAC Activities

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