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Springer Geology

A Synthesis of Depositional Sequence of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup in Son Valley

A Field Guide

Authors: Sarkar, Subir, Banerjee, Santanu

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  • Discusses the Proterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup, which contains an outstanding record of deposition in marine shelf, beach, delta, estuary, fluvial, and aeolian fields
  • Provides color photographs and hand-sketches to help readers grasp key aspects of Vindhyan Geology
  • Comprehensive field guide useful for students, geologists, and travelers
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This book offers extensive information on the course of sedimentation in the Proterozoic Vindhyan Basin and the potential record of ancient life stored within the rocks. It covers topics ranging from facies analysis to sequence-building, from carbonates to siliciclastics, and mixed lithology and life records from microbial to potentially eukaryotes, along with the basin evolutionary history. Further, the book includes 75 color photographs and accompanying hand-sketches to help readers grasp key aspects of Vindhyan Geology. Vindhyan rocks are well known for their excellent preservation of microbial record of earth. Offering a student-friendly field guide containing detailed route maps, geological maps and a wealth of visual examples, it is also extremely useful in terms of understanding the microbe-dominated environments on Mars.

About the authors

Dr. Subir Sarkar is a Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He completed his Ph.D. at Jadavpur University in 1991. He has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and about 30 years in research. His research interests include sedimentology/ biosedimentology and basin evolution. Dr. Sarkar has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has also published 16 book chapters and edited four books. The Vindhyan Group is a happy hunting ground for Prof. Sarkar since 1991. Prof. Sarkar has worked in different laboratories in different countries and has accumulated vast experience about many Proterozoic formations around the world.

Dr. Santanu Banerjee is a Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay since 1999. He completed M.Sc. (Applied Geology) at Allahabad University (1992) and Ph.D. at Jadavpur University (1997). He supervised several research projects on sedimentology and stratigraphy of Indian sedimentary basins. His research interests include microbial mat structures in Precambrian siliciclastics, origin of glauconite, sequence stratigraphy and petroleum geology. He has worked extensively on sedimentary facies and basin analysis in the Precambrian Vindhyan basin of central India and Meso-Cenozoic Kutch basin. Dr. Banerjee has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed for 18 book chapters and edited 2 books. He is the country Ambassador of Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). He currently serves the editorial board of Journal of Palaeogeography, Journal of Earth Systems Science and Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Geological Background

    Pages 1-29

    Sarkar, Dr. Subir (et al.)

  • Facies, Paleogeography and Sequence Stratigraphy

    Pages 31-104

    Sarkar, Dr. Subir (et al.)

  • Selected Traverses

    Pages 105-136

    Sarkar, Dr. Subir (et al.)

  • Selected Field Sections

    Pages 137-163

    Sarkar, Dr. Subir (et al.)

  • Microbial Mat Structures Formed Within Siliciclastics

    Pages 165-183

    Sarkar, Dr. Subir (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Synthesis of Depositional Sequence of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup in Son Valley
Book Subtitle
A Field Guide
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-551-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9551-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-550-6
Series ISSN
2197-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 188
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
Topics