Deccan basalts at Mahabaleshwar, India
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Fortyone successive flows of the Deccan Traps have been investigated at Mahabaleshwar, India, and the rocks from the twenty two different flows have been newly analysed. All of these basalts are silica-saturated tholeiites; and the series shows minor gradual variation with the order of eruption. These seem to be a result of magmatic differentiation somewhat similar to that shown in the Skaergaard intrusion.
KeywordsIndia Mineral Resource Deccan Trap Gradual Variation Magmatic Differentiation
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