Nickel anomalies in ultramafic profiles of Jayachamarajapura schist belt, Western Dharwar Craton

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Rashmi, B.N. and Prabhakar, B.C. and Gireesh, R.V. and Nijagunaiah, R. and Ranganath, R.M. (2009) Nickel anomalies in ultramafic profiles of Jayachamarajapura schist belt, Western Dharwar Craton. Current Science, 96 (11). pp. 1512-1517. ISSN 0011-3891

[img] Text
nickel.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (8MB)
Official URL: http://www.currentscience.ac.in/php/toc.php?vol=09...

Abstract

Jayachamarajapura schist belt consists predominantly of ultramafic rocks (mainly komatiite) with minor meta-sediments of the Sargur group in the Western Dharwar Craton. Sampling of plant species and soil over high magnesia komatiite-bearing areas of this belt has been carried out. Out of the seven plant species analysed, one species, i.e. Vicoa indica has indicated higher Ni values (540-896 ppm), and its potential as a local indicator for Ni has been recognized. The soil samples have yielded distinct signatures of Ni (3126-12,406 ppm) and Co (382-1071 ppm). The high Mg content of the soil samples indicates that the soil profile is mostly derived from undifferentiated komatiitic bed rocks, and the observed anomalies of Ni and Co warrant a detailed study of this belt for possible Ni-Co mineralization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vicoa indica
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Geology
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 06:37
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 06:37
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/1959

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item