• Petrotectonic framework of granitoids and associated granulites at Nagavalli Shear Zone (NSZ), Eastern Ghats Belt: Evidence of a late transpression orogeny

    • Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/jess/124/04/0707-0727

    • Keywords

       

      Granitoids; tectonothermal events; peak metamorphism; Nagavalli Shear Zone (NSZ); sinistral shear; transpression.

    • Abstract

       

      Megacrystic granitoids associated with migmatitic and metasedimentary gneisses occurring around Nagavalli Shear Zone (NSZ) preserve complex metamorphic and deformation history. Thinly laminated discontinuous banding of quartzofeldspathic layer (S1) in the migmatites is the product of first incipient melting during prograde M1–D1 tectonothermal event. Peak M2–D2 event is manifested by the development of S2 gneissic foliation in all rocks, which is axial planar to rootless folds on S1.Porphyroblastic garnet mantled by leucosomal melt fraction in granitoids, suggest that the rock suffered peak granulite facies metamorphism along with host migmatitic gneisses. The subsequent D3 event deforms differently the massive granitoids and the migmatitic granulite gneisses. The D4 deformation acted as transpression with broad northwest–southeast compression that develops strong discontinuous regional-scale anastomosing shear zones transecting the earlier gneissosity (S2) in the granitoids with prominent sinistral shear sense. It deforms the axial plane of regional folds in migmatites and develops superposed non-plane non-cylindrical folds in outcrop to regional scale. Thus we infer megacrystic granitoids were possibly emplaced in pre- to syn-peak metamorphic event within the host granulites. Granitoids and associated migmatitic gneisses of Late Meso- to Neoproterozoic age suffered subsequent petrotectonic events followed by a sinistral transpression acted along NSZ.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Tamoghna Saha1 Subrata Karmakar1

      1. Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India.
    • 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

© 2021-2022 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.