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Expertise

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

Experience in the area

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.

Organizations

ex-Geological Survey of India. Retired Director now Geo-Consultant and Advisor -HIGEOS India

Publications

Departmental Publications mostly

Education/Credentials

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

Past/Present Clients

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

What do you like about this subject?

It is Interdisciplinary Science.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Learn More about Natural Processess and Natural Resources.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It involves the 4th dimension i.e. Time in the interpretation of observations.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Quite often a geologist faces a situation like the “ four blind men and an elephant” .

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Recent Answers from N.K.Agarwal

2016-06-03 my finds:

Nice specimen, seems water worn (perhaps brought/dumped by some stream entering the lake. From appearance the specimen seems hard. However from the pics. I am sorry, its not possible to identify.  You

2016-05-25 plate tectonics:

Plate Tectonics is not the final answer to all of our queries.  It conveniently explains many observed phenomena about seismicity, magmatic activity, continental configuration, bathymetric geomorphology

2016-04-21 Geology:

I guess the pores in pumice are not interconnected as a result the trapped air inside decreases the density of the rock, while the pores in scoria  are interconnected so that the trapped air escapes on

2015-11-27 general geology:

Mud cracks are formed by more or less similar process of formation of columnar joints.  During desiccation cooling centres are formed which are surrounded by tensional joints, The intersection of adjoining

2015-11-19 Gold:

All iron deposits that you see are in face do not have iron as element but are huge deposits of common iron minerals hematite and magnetite  and to some extent of goethite.    These minerals are formed

 

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