Mineralium Deposita

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 55–57 | Cite as

An unusual diagenetic structure in the Precambrian banded iron formation (BIF) of Orissa, India, and its interpretation

  • K. L. Chakraborty
  • T. Majumder


An unusual type of late diagenetic tectonic and compaction structure simulating boudinage phenomena is described and documented from the Precambrian banded iron formation (BIF) of Orissa, India. The structure was seemingly initiated by the development of tension cracks in the hydroplastic stage followed by rotation and imbrication of the segments of the iron (magnetite) bands. The tension cracks were subsequently filled up by finely crystalline diagenetic quartz veins.


Iron India Compaction Mineral Resource Quartz Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. L. Chakraborty
    • 1
  • T. Majumder
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Applied GeologyIndian School of MinesDhanbad, BiharIndia

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