• Sreepat Jain
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Geology deals with the study of Earth, its materials, processes that affect them, the products formed and the Earth’s history since its birth, 4.54 billion years ago (±0.5 billion years; inferred from the Canyon Diablo iron meteorite that impacted at the Barringer Crater, Arizona, USA (USGS 2007;Dalrymple 2001,2004;).


Engineer Geology Economic Geology Ocean Floor Petroleum Geology Geologic Hazard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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