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Regional trend of coal metamorphism in the major Gondwana basins of India

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Abstract

The coal-bearing Gondwana sedimentaries are of great economic importance as they possess over 98% of coal resources of India. Within the Gondwana supergroup coal-bearing formations are confined in the Lower Gondwana sequence (Damuda group). The development of coal seams in the different basins were genetically related to the evolutionary pattern of each basin. The imprint of such diverse tectono-geomorphic conditions prevailing over the vast Peninsular Shield, and their regional impact in individual basins are well preserved in the different lithofacies of this thick-pile of sedimentary sequence. In fact constituting coal facies served as a sensitive recorder of the past episode enacted for long geological time span in each basin of the Gondwana grabens. In the present paper an attempt is made to incorporate the salient features of the operative processes in the major Gondwana basins with special reference to coal metamorphism. This has been done considering mass of analytical and sub-surface data available from the physico-chemical survey of coal seams of major coalfields, and extensive drilling operations carried out over the vast virgin tracts of important coalfields.
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1983
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-162917
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Mines, Met. Fuels; (India); Journal Volume: 31:4
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; METAMORPHISM; INDIA; COAL DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; ROCK DRILLING; SEDIMENTARY BASINS; ASIA; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DRILLING; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; MATERIALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES; SURVEYS; 011000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration
OSTI ID:
6518593
Research Organizations:
Central Fuel Research Inst., Dhanbad
Country of Origin:
India
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JMMFA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 125-134
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Citation Formats

Mukherjee, A K, Alam, M M, and Bunerjee, B. Regional trend of coal metamorphism in the major Gondwana basins of India. India: N. p., 1983. Web.
Mukherjee, A K, Alam, M M, & Bunerjee, B. Regional trend of coal metamorphism in the major Gondwana basins of India. India.
Mukherjee, A K, Alam, M M, and Bunerjee, B. 1983. "Regional trend of coal metamorphism in the major Gondwana basins of India." India.
@misc{etde_6518593,
title = {Regional trend of coal metamorphism in the major Gondwana basins of India}
author = {Mukherjee, A K, Alam, M M, and Bunerjee, B}
abstractNote = {The coal-bearing Gondwana sedimentaries are of great economic importance as they possess over 98% of coal resources of India. Within the Gondwana supergroup coal-bearing formations are confined in the Lower Gondwana sequence (Damuda group). The development of coal seams in the different basins were genetically related to the evolutionary pattern of each basin. The imprint of such diverse tectono-geomorphic conditions prevailing over the vast Peninsular Shield, and their regional impact in individual basins are well preserved in the different lithofacies of this thick-pile of sedimentary sequence. In fact constituting coal facies served as a sensitive recorder of the past episode enacted for long geological time span in each basin of the Gondwana grabens. In the present paper an attempt is made to incorporate the salient features of the operative processes in the major Gondwana basins with special reference to coal metamorphism. This has been done considering mass of analytical and sub-surface data available from the physico-chemical survey of coal seams of major coalfields, and extensive drilling operations carried out over the vast virgin tracts of important coalfields.}
journal = {J. Mines, Met. Fuels; (India)}
volume = {31:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {India}
year = {1983}
month = {Apr}
}