Correct nomenclature for the Angadimogar pluton, Kerala, southwestern India

  • H. M. Rajesh


The proper usage of modal composition and geochemical classification of granitoids is discussed for assigning a proper nomenclature for the Angadimogar pluton, Kerala, southwestern India. This discussion is mainly aimed at addressing questions concerning the nomenclature of Angadimogar pluton (syenitevs. granite). Modal composition and whole-rock XRD data clearly show that the pluton exposed near Angadimogar is a quartz-syenite and its geochemistry is typical of a ferroan, metaluminous, alkali (A-type) granitoid


Nomenclature modal composition whole-rock XRD geochemistry quartz-syenite A-type granitoid 


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  • H. M. Rajesh
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Life and Environmental SciencesUniversity of TsukubaIbarakiJapan

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