The characterization of metamorphic facies of metabasalts of Hutti greenstone belt

Riyaz Ulla, M.S. and Pathan, A.M. and Maaskant, P. (1996) The characterization of metamorphic facies of metabasalts of Hutti greenstone belt. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 47 (5). pp. 547-554. ISSN 0974-6889

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The Hutti greenstone belt, containing several promising gold deposits is predominantly composed of metavolcanics represented by basalt with minor felsic volcanics and metasediments. Basalt has undergone regional metamorphism as indicated by the presence of characteristic metamorphic mineral assemblage of plagioclase, amphibole and chlorite. Electron microprobe studies are carried out on these minerals to study the chemistry and the mineral reactions in the rock. The analytical data indicate that plagioclase is andesine, amphibole is magnesio-hornblende and chlorite is ripidolite. The minetalogical assemblage, the chemistry and in particular the co-existence of hornblende and chlorite in metabasalt indicates a metamorphic grade 'transition between greenschist and amphibolite facies'.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Archaean; gold; greenstone belt; metabasalt; metamorphic facies; petrology, India, Karnataka, Hutti
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Geology
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2016 07:45

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