Nickel anomalies in the ultrmafic profiles of Jayachamarajapura schist belt, Western Dharwar craton


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

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Jayachamarajapura schist belt consists predominantly of ultramafic rocks (mainly komatiite) with minor metasediments 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. Copyright of Current Science (00113891) is the property of Indian Academy of Sciences and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Earth Sciences > Geology
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Geology
Depositing User: Mr . Chandrashekar
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 06:12

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