Archean Continental Crust Beneath Mauritius, and Low Oxygen Isotopic Compositions from the Malani Rhyolites, Rajasthan, (India): Implication for the Greater Malani Supercontinent with Special Reference to South China, Seychelles and Arabian-Nubian Shield

  • Naresh KochharEmail author
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Recent discovery of Archean xenocrystic zircons (3.2 Ga) from Mauritius indicating provenance from BGC, Rajasthan (India), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Seychelles, Arabian - Nubian shield and Tarim support the assembly of the Greater Malani Supercontinent. Further, recent oxygen isotopic data of zircons from the Malani Rhyolite terrain, Rajasthan lend support to South China connection with India during late Proterozoic.


Malani magmatism Rajasthan Ring structure Oxygen isotops Supercontinent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in GeologyPunjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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