• Framboidal pyrite from Mussoorie phosphorite and its geological implication

    • Fulltext


        Click here to view fulltext PDF

      Permanent link:

    • Keywords


      Framboid; algal pyrite; phosphorite; organic matter; pyrite texture; Mussoorie

    • Abstract


      The present paper records the occurrence of framboidal pyrite and algal pyrite in the Mussoorie phosphorite deposit. The significance of organic matter and sediment composition have also been discussed. The petrographic and analytical data indicate the dominant role of organic matter in the formation of pyrite. It is concluded from the textural study of pyrite that framboids have formed earlier in the sediment and subsequently the euhedral pyrite nucleated on them, gradually increasing in its abundance.

    • Author Affiliations


      S C Tripathi1

      1. Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005
    • Dates

  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.