Alkali Basalt of Kachchh: its Implication in the Tectonic Framework of Mesozoic of Western India

@inproceedings{Guha2005AlkaliBO,
  title={Alkali Basalt of Kachchh: its Implication in the Tectonic Framework of Mesozoic of Western India},
  author={D. B. Guha and Sanjay Das and C. Srikarni and Sushanta Chakraborty},
  year={2005}
}
Field evidences in Kachchh show that alkali basalts occur as flows over Mesozoic sediments. The top parts of Mesozoic Bhuj Sandstone often carry scoria and lapilli related to alkali basalt magmatism indicating that alkali magmatism and sedimentation went side by side. Tholente flows occur as blanket over both Mesozoic sediments and alkali basalt bodies. Evidences are provided to show that alkali basalt magmatism in Kachchh was not only an earlier episode than tholente emplacement, it also… CONTINUE READING