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A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite

An example from the eastern India-Asia collision zone

Ghose, Naresh, Chatterjee, Nilanjan, Fareeduddin, .

2014, XVII, 234 p. 477 illus., 410 illus. in color.

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  • Provides over 200 color microphotographs of petrographic textures in ophiolitic rocks, specially those of high-pressure assemblages
  • Ideal for higher study, research, and reference
  • Discusses inter-relationships of complete lithological sequence of ophiolite in detail
  • Discusses a poorly studied part of the India-Asia collision zone in great detail
The book is a thoughtful discussion with scientists studying convergent plate boundaries such as the well-known, active India-Eurasia collision zone. It provides a comprehensive collection of petrographic images of ophiolitic rocks exhumed from oceanic lithosphere and mantle at the India-Asia plate boundary. Ophiolite is exposed in the northwestern Himalayas, eastern Indian plate margin and Andaman-Nicobar Islands. At the eastern margin, it occurs in a narrow strip comprising mantle peridotite tectonite, cummulate peridotite-gabbro-plagiogranite-anorthosite, mafic dyke, volcanics and oceanic sediments. Low temperature/high pressure rocks including blueschists and eclogites were extensively studied recently. Ophiolite derived sediments and podiform chromites will also be discussed to provide complete details. Supplemental maps, geological sections, field sketches and photographs will explain the structure, stratigraphy, ore mineralization, and metamorphic history.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Convergent Lithospheric Plate - Eastern Indian Plate - Eclogite - Glaucophane Schist - Peridotite

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Geochemistry - Geology - Oceanography

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