A Synthesis of Depositional Sequence of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup in Son Valley

A Field Guide

  • Subir Sarkar
  • Santanu Banerjee

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Subir Sarkar, Santanu Banerjee
    Pages 1-29
  3. Subir Sarkar, Santanu Banerjee
    Pages 31-104
  4. Subir Sarkar, Santanu Banerjee
    Pages 105-136
  5. Subir Sarkar, Santanu Banerjee
    Pages 137-163
  6. Subir Sarkar, Santanu Banerjee
    Pages 165-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book


This book offers extensive information on the course of sedimentation in the Proterozoic Vindhyan Basin and the potential record of ancient life stored within the rocks. It covers topics ranging from facies analysis to sequence-building, from carbonates to siliciclastics, and mixed lithology and life records from microbial to potentially eukaryotes, along with the basin evolutionary history. Further, the book includes 75 color photographs and accompanying hand-sketches to help readers grasp key aspects of Vindhyan Geology. Vindhyan rocks are well known for their excellent preservation of microbial record of earth. Offering a student-friendly field guide containing detailed route maps, geological maps and a wealth of visual examples, it is also extremely useful in terms of understanding the microbe-dominated environments on Mars.


Vindhyan Geology Precambrian Erosional Structures Sequence Stratigraphy Proterozoic Vindhyan Basin Microbial Mat

Authors and affiliations

  • Subir Sarkar
    • 1
  • Santanu Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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