Since 1964, the time when the Upper Mantle Project was started, the Precambrian continental crust has been studied in considerable detail in many areas. Multidisciplinary studies, using modern tools and techniques have resulted in increasing levels of accuracy. The Precambrian continental crust has been subjected to several thermal events and multiple episodes of deformation. These events have obliterated the scenario produced by early events and present-day efforts are directed towards evaluating the cause-effect processes of each event. How far back the known geological processes of the Phanerozoic can be extended into the Precambrian is one of the main questions. The present volume provides data and interpretations which will help in formulating the answer to some of these questions. The book contains 30 contributions resulting from researches on almost all the important Precambrian terranes.

Table of Contents

B.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. Sugd


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About the editor

S.M. Naqvi

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National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India


@from:D.R. Hunter @qu:... the book is recommended to students of the Precambrian for it provides up-to-date information on the Indian subcontinent as well as comprehensive references to literature to enable interested readers to delve deeper into the complexities of the Precambrian geology of India. @source:Precambrian Research @qu:...a solid contribution to the understanding of Precambrian geology and crustal processes, and it provides a very useful window into various Precambrian studies in India. @source:Chemical Geology @qu:...the volume provides an interesting collection of informative papers and important insight into current thinking on major topics in Precambrian geology. @source:Tectonophysics