Flood Basalts from Dharwars of Mysore, India


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Srinivasan, R. and Sreenivas, B. L. (1971) Flood Basalts from Dharwars of Mysore, India. Bulletin Volcanologique, 35 (4). pp. 824-840. ISSN 1432-0819

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The term flood basalt is redefined emphasizing the importance of the subaerial environment. Using the well established physical criteria of aerial extent, internal structures, time of extrusion and associations, flood basalt activity is distinguished in the Archeans (Dharwars) of Mysore from the geosynclinal volcanics. Study of chemical composition of the Dharwar and other Archean volcanics in the light ofSugimura’s (1968) SWS index, and plotting of the chemical analyses on theMacdonald andKatsura’s (1964) alkali-silica diagram,Kuno’s (1968) alkali-alumina-silica diagram and Scheynamann’s silica-Niggli qz diagram shows both geosynclinal and subaerial volcanics are mainly tholeiitic. Therefore in deciphering the environment of volcanism, it is suggested that the physical criteria take precedence over chemical composition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Geology
Depositing User: Mrs Sushma H R
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 07:40
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 09:44
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/3386

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