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Title: Tectonic significance of fissure veins associated with pseudotachylites of the Kui-Chitraseni Shear Zone, Aravalli Mountain, NW India
Authors: SARKAR, S
Keywords: Rajasthan
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: GONDWANA RESEARCH, 8(2), 277-282
Abstract: Kui-Chitraseni Shear Zone of the Precambrian Aravalli Mountain, NW India is marked by a nearly 400 m-wide NE-SW trending belt of cataclasites developed on the granites and metasediments o are criss crossed by pseudotachylite and fissure-veins. While the pseudotachylites are aphanitic to microlitic, the fissure f veins are characterized by syntaxial-bitaxial as well as unitaxial growth of elongate quartz gra the fissure veins suggests crystallization of quartz grains in a dilational environment in hydrous condition. Contrarily the pseudotachylites bear the evidence of frictional melting of rocks under anhydrous conditions. Since in many instances it is observed that the fissure veins have replaced the pseudotachylites following the crack seal mechanism, the formation of fissure veins is considered to be latekinernatic to pseuclotachylites. Hence it is interpreted that the pseudotachylites and fissure veins were formed in two distinct tectonic events. While pseudotachylites were formed in a compressional setting resulted from thrusting along the shear zone, the fissure veins have been formed in an extensional setting during a late stage normal faulting. In light of this tectonic rejuvenation along the Kui-Chitraseni Shear Zone, various lineaments present within the Aravalli Mountains need further study for understanding the evolution of the region.
ISSN: 1342-937X
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