About the book
Origin and Evolution of the Deep Continental Crust provides the recent research in the field of Deep Continental Crust in India. Several new data sets on the interesting aspects of petrology and geochemistry of the Indian lithosphere and glimpses of the regional geology and geodynamics of parts of the Indian Shield have been provided.
It includes articles on sapphirine bearing granulites from Karur, amphibolites from Hutti-Maski Gold mine, granites from Varshanadu and mataconglomerate-quartzite from Malvan which provide vital clues to the Pre Cambrian evolution of South India. The articles from Bastar Craton are related to felsic magmatism – Dongargargh granites from Gadchiroli and the Bijli rhyolite while the Paleoproterozic high-MgO dykes represents the basic magmatism from this craton. Studies related to Kimberlite magmatism from the Wajrakarur and Manipur kimberlite, The Jungel valley alkaline lamprophyre, the dyke-flow co-relation and fluid inclusions from the Deccan Traps, and xenolith bearing host alkaline magmatism from Kutch provide important clues to the evolution of the sub-continental lithospheric mantle (SCLM). The possibility of the Lonar impact glass as potential natural analogue for nuclear waste galss is also discussed. The paleomagnetic data of some litho-tectonic units from the Indus Suture Zone, Ladakh also provide insight into the paleo-latitude reconstruction of India. The book thus serves as a useful and up-to-date reference for students, academicians and researchers.
Foreword / Preface / Acknowledgements / Metamorphism of Relict-Kyanite- and Sapphirine-bearing Mg-A1 Rich Granulites from Karur, Southern India / Amphibolites of the Hutti Gold Mine in the Hutti-Maski Greenstone Belt of Karnataka-Andhra Craton of South India / A-type Granites of Varshanadu, Southern Granulite Terrain, India / Environment of deposition of the Metaconglomerate-quartzite Sequence (equivalent of Basal Member of Bababudan Group) along the Malvan Coast, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India / Petrology of the Dongargarh Granite from Muramgaon, Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra, India / Petrology and Tectonic Setting of the Bijli Rhyolite, Nandgaon Group, Dongargarh Supergoup, Central India / Petrology, Mineral Chemistry, Geochemistry and Origin of the Paleoproterozoic Unusual High-MgO Dyke Swarms in the Environs of Chhattisgarh Basin in Northern Bastar Craton, Central India / Petrography and Geochemistry of Wajrakarur Kimberlites, Southern India: Constraints on Source Region / Significance of Petrographical and Geochemical Characteristics of Kodomali Kimberlite Clan Rock, Mainpur Kimberlite Field, Raipur District, Chhattisgarh, India / The Jungel Valley Alkaline Lamprophyres, Mahakoshal Supracrustal Belt, Central India / Unusual Rift related Carbonatite Magmatism from Southern Malawi, Southeast Africa and its Role in Crustal Evolution / West Coast Dike-Flow Correlation and the Timing of the Final Phases of the Deccan Flood Basalt Province, India / Melt Inclusion Geothermometric Studies of the Deccan Lavas from Mahabaleshwar Section, Maharashtra, India: A Reconnaissance / Microthermometry of fluid Inclusions in Apophyllites from Deccan Basalt Flows of Aurangabad, India / Impact Glass from Lonar Crater: A Potential Natural Analogue for Nuclear Waste Glass / Petrology, Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of the Magmatic Rocks of Pachcham Island, Kutch, Northwestern India / Ultramafic Xenoliths from Kutch, Northwest India: Samples of Relic Cratonic Keel? / Palaeomagnetic and Rock Magnetic Studies on some Litho-tectonic units in the Ladakh Himalaya: Implications to tectonic Rotations and Paleo-latitude Reconstructions in the Indus Suture Zone, NW Himalaya.
Students, Academicians and Researchers in Earth Science