The Department of Geology arranged a Field trip to Semmeraduru, Yercaud on Saturday 23.04.2022.
17 students along with 3 staff members visited Yercaud Bauxite Ore Mine and collected Bauxite and Laterite ore samples. Then they gathered Charnockite rock samples in Kuruvampatti, Yercaud Adivaram. In Semmeduru (Latitude: N 11°48’56.976”, Longitude: E 78°13’15.48”), students examined layered rocks and Bench Mining which have been excavated.
Later students made a trip to Tamilnadu Magnesite Limited and collected samples of chalk and magnesite ore minerals in TANMAG mining area. In TANMAG mining, an Assistant Geologist Mr.Loganathan, from Mining Department delivered a lecture on rocks and formation of ore minerals.
Students acquired knowledge about folded and fault structures of Rocks in various fields and gained experience about Mineral structural formations like Vesicular and Amygdaloidal structures.