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Evidence of the deformation of dykes from the Central Deccan Volcanic Province, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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M. D. Babar
M. D. Babar
Department of Geology, Dnyanopasak College, Parbhani 431401, Maharashtra, India
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Ramakant D. Kaplay
Ramakant D. Kaplay
School of Earth Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded 431606, Maharashtra, India
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Soumyajit Mukherjee
Soumyajit Mukherjee
Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, Maharashtra, India
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P. S. Kulkarni
P. S. Kulkarni
Department of Geology, Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad 431001, Maharashtra, India
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The Deccan Volcanic Province (DVP) covers an area of more than 500 000 km2. There are three major dyke swarms in this province, viz. the Narmada-Tapi, the Western Coast and the Pune-Nasik. In addition, the Nandurbar-Dhule and Pachmari dykes have also been studied. However, the Central Deccan Volcanic Province (CDVP), including parts of Aurangabad (Maharashtra, India), has received less attention than the SW, northern and NE parts of the Deccan Trap. We report on deformed/offset dykes in and around Aurangabad, in the CDVP. These dykes intrude the stratified host basaltic lava flows composed of weathered porphyritic and amygdaloidal basalt. This rheological contrast locally affected the emplacement of dykes, producing offset, the formation of sills, the curvature of dyke walls and finger-like intrusions. The offset of dykes is presumably caused by variations in local stress. The dyke swarm from the CDVP is reported for the first time. The range in the length and width of the dykes is 2.4–26.2 and 1–27 m, respectively. The dykes trend NE, which matches that of the Narmada-Tapi dyke swarm. The present study indicates that the feeder dyke(s) may have fed the basaltic lava flows of the Aurangabad region. The bent pipe vesicles indicate that the lava flowed towards the SE.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province

S. Mukherjee
S. Mukherjee
Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India
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A. A. Misra
A. A. Misra
Exploration, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai 400 701, Maharashtra, India
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G. Calvès
G. Calvès
Université Toulouse 3, Paul Sabatier, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400, Toulouse, France
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M. Nemčok
M. Nemčok
EGI at University of Utah, 423 Wakara Way, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USAEGI Laboratory at SAV, Dúbravskácesta 9, 840 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Geological Society of London
Volume
445
ISBN electronic:
9781786203281
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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