Age of the Vindhyan Supergroup: A review of recent findings

@article{Ray2006AgeOT,
  title={Age of the Vindhyan Supergroup: A review of recent findings},
  author={J. S. Ray},
  journal={Journal of Earth System Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={115},
  pages={149-160}
}
  • J. S. Ray
  • Published 2006
  • Geology
  • Journal of Earth System Science
The Vindhyan Supergroup of India is one of the largest and thickest sedimentary successions of the world. Deposited in an intra-cratonic basin, it is composed mostly of shallow marine deposits. It is believed to have recorded a substantial portion of Proterozoic time and therefore, likely to contain valuable information on the evolution of the atmosphere, climate, and life on our planet. It also contains some of the most disputed fossils of earliest animal life. Despite their importance, the… Expand
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