KOTTAYAM: The fossil of a 60 million years old Giant Ammonoidea found from the coastal area in Dhanushkodi made quite a fan base among those who came to have a look at what the planet they are living is made of and what secrets of the past it beholds within, at GEOEX 2014, a geology exhibition organised by Department of Geology, Government College, here.
The exhibition is organised as part of the celebration of the 30th year of commencement of postgraduate studies in geology at the college. The department is organising thirty programmes under the label GEODE 2014, this year.
The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity for the public and students to view the rich collection of rare geological specimens. A rich array of crystal models, aerial photographs and satellite imageries, geologic time scale and geologic structures will be displayed. Fossils of Giant Ammonoidea and dinosaurs, precious ore minerals and rocks are some of the main exhibits.The Department of Geology, Government College, Kottayam has the distinction of being the only department affiliated to MG University offering both under-graduate and post graduate courses in geology. The department has a geology museum which is in possession of a unique collection of minerals, rocks and fossils from various parts of the country and abroad. Most of the exhibits belong to this museum.