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Geology - Reports Outline Geology Findings from Department of Geology

  2014 APR 1 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of India -- Researchers detail new data in Geology. According to news originating from Maharashtra, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The Cenozoic and Quaternary sediments of Saurashtra basin encompass signatures of sea level fluctuations, environments of deposition and presence of hydrocarbons."

  Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Geology, "These sediments are divided into seven formations that in order of superposition are: Deccan Trap (late Cretaceous to Eocene), Gaj (early Miocene), Dwarka (middle Miocene to early Pliocene), Miliolite (middle Pleistocene), Chaya (late Pleistocene to late Holocene), Katpur (middle Holocene) and Mahuva Formation (late Holocene). The fossil calcareous algae are significant constituents of these sediments and in all 88 species so far have been recorded by different workers from three prominent areas: Dwarka-Okha area (38 coralline algal species:28 nongeniculate and 10 geniculate), Porbandar area (37 coralline algal species:25 nongeniculate and 12 geniculate species) and Diu area (13 calcareous algal species:6 nongeniculate coralline algal species, 5 geniculate coralline algal species; 1 dasycladalean algal species and 1 halimedacean algal species) of the Saurashtra basin. ...read more


Geology - Findings from K.P. Sarma and Co-Authors Reveals New Information on Geology

  2014 APR 1 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at India Business Newsweekly -- Investigators publish new report on Geology. According to news reporting out of Gauhati, India, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The basement gneiss of the Shillong plateau and the overlying rocks of the Shillong basin have been dissected by a number of mafic dyke swarms represented by older Proterozoic dolerite dykes and sills named as Khasi greenstone and the younger set of Cretaceous dykes. The older dolerites dykes of Shillong basin are partly metamorphosed and have undergone low-grade metamorphism compared to the fresh unmetamorphosed Cretaceous dykes dominantly exposed in the BGC of West Garo hills region. ...read more


Geology - New Geology Findings from Royal Holloway-University of London Described

  2014 JAN 28 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of India -- Researchers detail new data in Geology. According to news reporting from Egham, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The Phuket-Slate Belt terrane can be traced for 1700 km from Phuket to Mandalay, and has a distinct stratigraphy and tectonic history. It is characterized by a very thick Carboniferous-Lower Permian succession which includes diamictites interpreted as glacio-marine rift-infill deposited when the Sibumasu block separated from Gondwana. ...read more


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