Table of ContentsB.P. Radhakrishna - An appreciation (H. Narian). Preface. Contributors. 1. Concepts and Models. Reflections on the Archaean (W.S. Fyfe). The Nature of the Orthopyroxene Isograd in Precambrian High-Grade Terrain (R.C. Newton). A Thermal Model for the Evolution of the Precambrian Singhbhum Iron Ore Basin of the Indian Shield (S. Bhattacharji, A.K. Saha). A New Look at the Archaean - Proterozoic Boundary Sediments and the Tectonic Setting Constraint (K.C. Condie, D.J. Wronkiewicz). Physico-Chemical Conditions of Metamorphism of the Ancient Fold Belt Complexes (V.V. Fed'kin). On Electrical Structure Beneath the South Indian Shield and its Thermotectonic Significance (U. Raval). 2. Archaean Cratons. Precambrian Crustal Evolution and Metallogeny of South Africa (C.R. Anhaeusser). Structural Styles in the Precambrian Metamorphic Terranes of Peninsular India: A Synthesis (K. Naha, D. Mukhopadhyay). Archaean Sedimentation, Canadian Shield (R.W. Ojakangas). Trace and Rare-Earth Element Geochemistry and Origin of the Closepet Granite, Dharwar Craton, India (V. Divakara Rao, P. Rama Rao, M.V. Subba Rao, P.K. Govil, R.U.M. Rao, J.N. Walsh, M. Thompson, G.R. Reddy). Comparison of Indian and Nubian-Arabian Shields (J.J.W. Rogers). Some Distinctive Trends in the Evolution of the Early Precambrian (Archaean) Dharwar Craton, South India (R. Srinivasan, S.M. Naqvi). Growth of the Precambrian Continental Crust - A Study of the Singhbhum Segment in the Eastern Indian Shield (M.K. Bose). 3. Precambrian Mobile Belts. Geochemistry of an Early Proterozoic Basic Granulite-Gneiss Suite and Petrogenetic Implications, Arunta Inlier, Central Australia (A.Y. Glikson, J. Foden). Evolution of the Precambrian Crust of the Aravalli Mountain Range (A.B. Roy). Metamorphic Evolution of Rocks from Rajasthan Craton, NW Indian Shield (R.S. Sharma). The Tectonic Setting of Mineralization in the Proterozoic Aravalli - Delhi Orogenic Belt, NW India (T.J. Sugden, M. Deb, B.F. Windley). On the Geology of Eastern Ghats of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh (P.K. Banerjee). The Anorthosite Complexes and Proterozoic Mobile Belt of Peninsular India: A Review (C. Leelanandam). 4. Precambrian Basins, Rifts and the Himalaya. Early Proterozoic Tectofacies in Eastern and Northern Finland (K. Laajoki). Carbon Isotope Variation in Cambrian-Proterozoic Rocks: A Case for Secular Global Trend (D.M. Banerjee). Middle Proterozoic Microfossils from Nauhatta Limestone (Lower Vindhayan), Rohtasgarh, India (B.S. Venkatachala, V.K. Yadav, M. Shukla). Precambrian Rifts and Associated Tectonics of Peninsular India (D.C. Mishra). Tectonic Evolution of the Proterozoic in the North China Platform (Sun Dazhong, Lu Songnain). The Precambrian Rocks of the Himalayas (K.S. Valdiya). 5. Economic Resources. The Nature and Occurrence of Mineralisation in the Early Precambrian Crust of Zimbabwe (J.F. Wilson, T.H.C. Nutt). Mineral Occurrences in the 3.6 Ga Old Isua Supracrustal Belt, West Greenland (P.W.U. Appel). Early Evolution of Life and Economic Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources (M. Schidlowski). Isotopic Constitution of Sulfur in the Conformable Base Metal Sulfide Deposits in the Proterozoic Aravalli - Delhi Orogenic Belt, NW India (M. Deb). Lithium Pegmatites of Amareshwar, Raichur District, Karnataka (T.C. Devaraju, N. Rajshekar, C. Srikantappa, S.D. Khanadali, G. Subba Rao).