Pre-Cambrian geochronology of Nagpur-Bhandara-Drug, India

Sarkar, S. N. ; Gerling, E. K. ; Polkanov, A. A. ; Chukrov, F. V. (1967) Pre-Cambrian geochronology of Nagpur-Bhandara-Drug, India Geological Magazine, 104 . pp. 525-549. ISSN 0016-7568

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On the basis of stratigraphic, tectonic, and metamorphic studies in certain critical Pre-Cambrian areas of Nagpur-Bhandara-Drug region and twenty-six K-Ar age data of representative samples, the authors have suggested a new generalized succession and correlation of the dated orogenic cycles and phases, and have drawn the following conclusions:- (a) Amgaon cycle closed during the period 1444-1730 m.y. (b) Sakoli cycle (I phase) closed at 1330 m.y., and during Sausar orogeny (864-996 m.y.) the north-western part of Sakoli syn-clinorium was deformed and metamorphosed (862-950 m.y.). (c) Sausars and Sakolis, both post-Amgaon in age, were deposited in separate basins and had different tectonic histories. (d) Nandgaon folding phase (< c. 1200 m.y.) affecting Bijli rhyolites is younger than Sakoli (I phase), and Chattisgarh Cuddapahs are younger than Khairagarh phase (< c. 600 m.y.). (e) In Bastar area Bailadila cycle closed at c. 2100 m.y.

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