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Investigations 011 green grains from sediments of the western continental margin of India, between Ratnagiri and Cape Comorin, (water depth 37-330 111) indicate the presence of verdine and glaucony facies. Verdine facies occurs over an area of about 100,000 km2, representing the largest sedimentary basin in the world associated with low fluvial input. Green grains occur as irregular grains, fecal pellets, and infillings/internal molds of microfossils. They are abundant on the shelf off river mouths and their distribution varies with sediment type. Grains vary from dark green to pale green or brownish green. Green grains studied here...

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