Abstract

"A discussion is presented on the genesis of asbestos and barite that occur in the Vempalle limestones associated with intrusive basic sills in some parts of Cuddapah district, south India, based upon their field-relationship, optical study, and petrochemical analyses. . . . Chrysotile asbestos is surmised to have developed in the zone of serpentinization and acquired its fibrous habit by growing along a line of least pressure normal to the vein-walls. Barite is indicated to have been deposited by the mingling of ascending barium-bearing and descending sulphate-bearing waters in earlier formed fissures."

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