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Thrivikramji on Teris of Muttom- Remaining Vestige of A Priceless Geologic Heritage

Thrivikramji on Teris of Muttom- Remaining Vestige of A Priceless Geologic Heritage

A copy of the Map with the Teri formation

A copy of the Map with the Teri formation



The Muttom light house near the background. View southerly from the Muttom-Kadiapattanam Rd.

The Muttom light house near the background. View southerly from the Muttom-Kadiapattanam Rd.



Easterly view of the Teris sitting pretty on the hard lithomarge or even partly altered gneissic rock. Easterly view from Muttom-Kadiapatnam rd.

Easterly view of the Teris sitting pretty on the hard lithomarge or even partly altered gneissic rock. Easterly view from Muttom-Kadiapatnam rd.



Closer view of the Gneissic basement- Easterly view from Muttom-Kadiapattanm rd.

Closer view of the Gneissic basement- Easterly view from Muttom-Kadiapattanm rd.



Still closer view. Note the fractured and jointed nature of the basement rock

Still closer view. Note the fractured and jointed nature of the basement rock



Closely jointed basement- Camera case is only 3.5" on its side.

Closely jointed basement- Camera case is only 3.5″ on its side.



Contact of Teris with Basement. The lighter colouration due to altered feldspar in the basement.

Contact of Teris with Basement. The lighter colouration due to altered feldspar in the basement.



There it is. The teri on clayey or nearly clayey bedrock of altered gneiss.

There it is. The teri on clayey or nearly clayey bedrock of altered gneiss.



The teri on clayey or nearly clayey bedrock of altered gneiss.

The teri on clayey or nearly clayey bedrock of altered gneiss.



Head end of gully in Teri. SE of Muttom

Head end of gully in Teri. SE of Muttom



Confluence of two gullys. Southern side of Light house road.

Confluence of two gullys. Southern side of Light house road.



Head ward view of two parallel gullys, Southerly of the Light house rd.

Head ward view of two parallel gullys, Southerly of the Light house rd.


Landscaped area on the northern side of road for Tsunami rehabilitation housing

Landscaped area on the northern side of road for Tsunami rehabilitation housing



Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.

Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.



Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.

Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.



Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.

Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.



Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.

Views of slope failure, Southern side of the Light House rd.



Slump due to piping on the side wall of a large gully. Water seepage through the polygonal joints, increases pore pressure triggering slump. Piping already ubnder cuts the support at the base(?).

Slump due to piping on the side wall of a large gully. Water seepage through the polygonal joints, increases pore pressure triggering slump. Piping already ubnder cuts the support at the base(?).



Dune foresets exposed on Teri. South side of Road to Muttom Light house.

Dune foresets exposed on Teri. South side of Road to Muttom Light house.


Heavy mineral patch accumulated after a rain spell.

Heavy mineral patch accumulated after a rain spell.


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