Potassium-argon ages from the oldest metamorphic belt in India

Sarkar, S. N. ; Saha, A. K. ; Miller, J. A. (1967) Potassium-argon ages from the oldest metamorphic belt in India Nature, 215 . pp. 946-948. ISSN 0028-0836

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Intensive structural and stratigraphic studies, supplemented by several potassium–argon ages, recently led Sarkar and Saha to recognize two distinct orogenic belts in the Pre-Cambrian tract of Singhbhum and adjacent areas in Eastern India (Fig. 1, inset). The orogeny which gave rise to the Iron Ore orogenic belt in the south-which includes the Iron Ore Series of low grade metasediments and metavolcanics-had its culmination in the emplacement of the granitic rocks (about 2,000×106 yr) which constitute the northern part of the Singhbhum granitic complex (Fig. 1). The Singhbhum Orogenic belt in the north, which is thought to have a closing age of about 900×106 yr and which consists mostly of high grade metasediments and basic rocks, truncates the Iron Ore Orogenic belt along a prominent arcuate thrust zone. Evidence for the existence of an older group-underlying the Iron Ore Series, the Older Metamorphic Series-of moderate to high grade metamorphic argillites, calcmagnesian metasediments and arenites was also recorded. Sarkar and Saha also suggested that there was old granitic activity associated with the Older Metamorphic Series about 3,000×106 yr ago on the basis of a potassium–argon age of 3,035×106 yr (ref. 7) from a coarse muscovite pegmatite near Joropokhar (22° 24' 45": 85° 45' 10").

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