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      Acid volcanics; Cuddapah basin; Tadpatri Formation; tuff.

    • Abstract

       

      The lower stratigraphic part of the Cuddapah basin is marked by mafic and felsic volcanism. Tadpatri Formation consists of a greater variety of rock types due to bimodal volcanism in the upper part. Presence of bimodal volcanism is an indication of continental rift setting. Various genetic processes involved in the formation of such volcanic sequence result in original textures which are classified into volcaniclastic and coherent categories. Detailed and systematic field worksin Tadpatri–Tonduru transect of SW Cuddapah basin have provided information on the physical processes producing this diversity of rock types. Felsic volcanism is manifested here with features as finger print of past rhyolite-dacite eruptions. Acid volcanics, tuffs and associated shale of Tadpatri Formation are studied and mapped in the field. With supporting subordinate studies on geochemistry,mineralogy and petrogenesis of the volcanics to validate field features accurately, it is understood that volcanism was associated with rifting and shallow marine environmental condition. Four facies (i.e., surge, flow, fall and resedimented volcaniclastic) are demarcated to describe stratigraphic units and volcanic history of the mapped area. The present contribution focuses on the fundamentalcharacterization and categorization of field-based features diagnostic of silica-rich volcanic activities in the Tadpatri Formation.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sukanta Goswami1 P K Upadhyay1 Sangeeta Bhagat1 Syed Zakaulla1 A K Bhatt1 V Natarajan1 Sukanta Dey2

      1. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Bengaluru 560 072, India.
      2. Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad 826 004, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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