PYROXENITES OF KARAPATTU AND KUNNATHUR AREAS, SEVATHUR COMPLEX, TAMILNADU, SOUTHERN INDIA
Author(s):
Lingaswamy Veeramalla, Dr. K. Sreenu, Banothu Naveen, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Kanchi
Keywords:
Sevathur Complex, Karapattu, Pyroxenites and augite
Abstract
The research area Karapattu and Kunnathur villages are located NE part of the vellore district TamilNadu and comes under Sevathur Complex, composed by pyroxenites, syenites and carbonatites. The Sevathur complex is occurred as ring and curve shaped structure. The aim of the study is to describe the petrographic features of pyroxenites, it includes field observations and megascopic properties. Augite is the essential mineral formed as coarse grained euhedral to subhedral in shape, Enstatite is relatively less in weight percentage compared to augite and in some samples an equal proportion of both Augite and Enstatite were observed. Karapattu and Kunnathur consist Pyroxenites and remaining places are covered by feldspar rich porphyry syenites are observed. The research area occupied about 20km2
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Unique Paper ID: 160503

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 605 - 608
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