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Introduction and history of mapping and research

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P. C. Bandopadhyay
P. C. Bandopadhyay
Department of Geology, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-19, India
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

This chapter examines the history of reconnaissance and geological mapping work on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. To understand early exploration it is necessary to review the driving forces for colonization, including the development of the Andaman Islands as a penal colony for political prisoners. Geological mapping conducted in the colonial era continued after India gained independence in 1947 and expanded in the 1980s to include hydrocarbon and mineral resources. More recent work has placed greater emphasis on supporting field observation data with geochronological, geochemical and petrological analyses.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

The Andaman–Nicobar Accretionary Ridge: Geology, Tectonics and Hazards

P. C. Bandopadhyay
P. C. Bandopadhyay
University of Calcutta, India
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A. Carter
A. Carter
Birkbeck University of London, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
47
ISBN electronic:
9781786203007
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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