Abstract

"Intensive structural and stratigraphic studies, supplemented by nine new absolute age data, have led to the recognition of two distinct orogenic belts in the Pre-Cambrian tract of Singhbhum and adjacent areas in India. The Iron Ore orogeny in the south, characterized by the generally low grade metamorphic, N.N.E.-S.S.W. trending formations, had its culmination in the emplacement of the batholithic body of Singhbhum granite (c. 2,000 m.y.). These rocks are separated by a prominent thrust zone (Copper Belt thrust) from the E.-W. striking, generally high-grade metamorphic rocks of the Singhbhum orogeny whose closing age is 905 to 934 m.y."

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