• High grade metamorphism in the Bundelkhand massif and its implications on Mesoarchean crustal evolution in central India

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      Metamorphism; granulite; Bundelkhand massif; supracrustal rocks; crustal evolution.

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      The Bundelkhand Gneissic Complex (BnGC) in the central part of the Bundelkhand massif preserves a supracrustal unit which includes pelitic (garnet–cordierite–sillimanite gneiss, garnet–sillimanite gneiss, biotite gneiss and garnet–biotite gneiss) and mafic (hornblende–biotite gneiss and garnetiferous amphibolite) rocks. Granulite facies metamorphism of the complex initiated with breaking down of biotite to produce garnet and cordierite in the pelitic gneisses. Geothermobarometric calculations indicate metamorphic conditions of 720°C/6.2 kbar, followed by a retrograde (687°C/4.9 kbar) to very late retro-grade stages of metamorphism (579°C/4.4 kbar) which is supported by the formation of late cordierite around garnet. The P–T conditions and textural relations of the garnet–cordierite-bearing gneiss suggest a retrograde cooling path of metamorphism.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S P Singh1 S B Dwivedi2

      1. Department of Geology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 284 128, India.
      2. Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi 221 005, India.
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