Geology of the Cuddapah Basin and its lithostratigraphy. (a) Sketch geological map of the Cudddaph Basin showing the sub-basins, and the boundary thrusts of . Proterozoic Cuddapah basin, on the eastern margin of the Dharwar craton is an intracratonic basin of the Indian shield (Fig. 1). The Eastern Ghats mobile belt. The Cuddapah Basin in Andhra Pradesh is a remarkable tectonic and orogenic belt of the unfossiliferous Precambrian rocks of Peninsular India. The paper.

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This site is best viewed using current versions of Firefox v. The arcuate eastern margin is marked by a prominent boundary thrust, which is parallel to the Nellore schist belt, Eastern Ghats mobile belt and the East Coast.

The early sediments of the basin are bawin with basic volcanics and sills.

Email the author Login required. Symposium on the Cuddapah Basin and its Equivalents. Karanth Endowment Lecture T. The crescent shaped, easterly concave and N-S trending Cuddapah basin Fig. Email this article Login required. The relation of the structural elements to the localization of mineral deposits in the Cuddapah Basin bassin discussed and the necessity for their precise interpretation for exploring the depth extension of the ore mineralization is stressed.

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Muthuswami Memorial Lecture C. The paper reviews the stratigraphy and structure of the bawin of the Cuddapah System and Kurnool Series as originally proposed by King and gives the author’s conclusions on the detailed structure and tectonics of the Basin.


Gupta Gold Medal L. Wadia Endowment Lecture G. Mahadevan Endowment Lecture R. Cuddapah Basin Basin Introduction: Vaidyanadhan Award Endowment Lecture C.

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The basin is well known for its mineral potential in the form of limestones and dolomites, bedded and vein barites, chrysotile asbestos and steatite, besides occurrences of base metals, diamond, phosphorite, uranium and abundant building and ornamental stones.

A giant basic dyke swarm underlies the basin in the west from Chittoor in the south to Mahbubnagar in the north. Progress Report of G. Sawkar endowment for Teachers training V. A north-plunging low-amplitude asymmetrical synclinorium having a gently dipping western baskn and intensely folded, overfolded and thrusted eastern limb is the major structural element. How to cite item.

Cuddapah basin is characterized by quartzite-carbonate-shale cycles having an aggregate thickness that is estimated to vary between 6 and 12 km. The Papaghni and Kurnool sub-basins are geographically interlinked, but were sites of deposition at different times, the Papaghni sub-basin containing lower Cuddapah sediments, and the Kurnool sub-basin containing the younger Kurnool sediments that overlie the Cuddapah sequence with a major unconformity.

The arcuate north, south and western boundary of the Cuddapah basin marks the profound cudeapah called Eparchaean Unconformity in early literature on basement granites enclosing the Eastern greenstone belts in Kadiri, Veligallu and Bzsin in the south, and Raichur, Gadwal and Peddavuru in the north. Nallamalai fold belt is demarcated from cuddapab undeformed western sub-basins by basjn prominent fault lineament called the Rudravaram Line along which cleavage begins to develop in the Cuddapah sediments, which become intensely deformed towards the boundary thrust in the east.

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Felsic volcanics and tuffs are intercalated with sediments at many horizons. Srisailam sub-basin contains upper Cuddapah sediments and Palnad sub-basin exposes only the younger Kurnool sequence. Article Tools Print this article.

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The Cuddapah Basin in Andhra Pradesh is a remarkable tectonic and orogenic belt of the unfossiliferous Precambrian rocks of Peninsular India.

The basin extends for a length of about km along the arcuate eastern margin with a mean width of km, and is the second largest Purana basin of Penninsular India, after the great Vindhayan basin. Future Challenges in Earth Naqvi Cuddapha Medal K.

The western half of the basin is undeformed and consists of four sub-basins, the Papaghni, Kurnool, Srisailam and Palnad. Suryaprakash Rao Endowment Lecture K. Prahalad Rao Memorial Lecture Dr. Subscription Login to verify subscription Purchased Articles. The eastern half of the Cuddapah basin is occupied by the Nalamallai fold belt consisting of upper Cuddapah sediments.