The book is a thoughtful discussion with scientists studying convergent plate boundaries such as the well-known, active India-Eurasia collision zone. It provides a comprehensive collection of petrographic images of ophiolitic rocks exhumed from oceanic lithosphere and mantle at the India-Asia plate boundary. Ophiolite is exposed in the northwestern Himalayas, eastern Indian plate margin and Andaman-Nicobar Islands. At the eastern margin, it occurs in a narrow strip comprising mantle peridotite tectonite, cummulate peridotite-gabbro-plagiogranite-anorthosite, mafic dyke, volcanics and oceanic sediments. Low temperature/high pressure rocks including blueschists and eclogites were extensively studied recently. Ophiolite derived sediments and podiform chromites will also be discussed to provide complete details. Supplemental maps, geological sections, field sketches and photographs will explain the structure, stratigraphy, ore mineralization, and metamorphic history.
Publisher: Springer, India, Private Ltd
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 896 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 13 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"The book is only one of its kind as a guide to study one of the most fascinating rock types in earth science, not only in the context of India but occurrences of such rocks elsewhere as well. The book is strongly recommended for students, research scholars, prospectors and also to concerned authorities in the Government." (Manoranjan Mohanty, Current Science, Vol. 113 (3), August, 2017)