International Field Workshop and Seminar on Composition and Evolution of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains


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Mahabaleswar, U.S. and Ramakrishnan, M. (1991) International Field Workshop and Seminar on Composition and Evolution of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 38 (6). pp. 639-643. ISSN 0974-6889

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This field workshop and seminar represented the culmination of a programme·()f work on the basement rocks of Sri Lanka which was embarked on by the Sri Lankan- German consortium some five years ago. The meeting was sponsored by-German Science Foundation, Project 134 of IGCP (Lower Crustal Processes),Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Kandy, Geological Survey Department, -Colombo and Natural Resources, Energy and Science Authority, Colombo. The-conference provided an opportunity for many scientists frum outside Sri Lanka to of Sri Lanka. More than 50 scientists attended the meeting including.representatives from Germany, U.K., USSR, Australia, India and Czechoslovakia. This meeting consisted of field trip for 4 days (plus two optional trips) and'seminar for 2 days at I.F.S., Kandy. The field excursions covered part of Highland Complex near Kandy and Wanni-Complex (West Vijayan Gneiss) near Kurunegala. The Highland Complex consists·of quartzites, pelites and marble with basic sills and dykes as well as a major layered intrusion (Kandy Intrusion) and granite gneiss (metagranite). All these rock types ·.are in upper amphibolite to granulite facies and are deformed in four phases.

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: 09 Nov 2016 09:23
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 09:23

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