Dyke Swarms:Keys for Geodynamic Interpretation

Keys for Geodynamic Interpretation

  • Rajesh K. Srivastava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Dykes in Gondwana

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. J. Piispa, A. V. Smirnov, L. J. Pesonen, M. Lingadevaru, K. S. Anantha Murthy, T. C. Devaraju
      Pages 33-45
    3. M.R. Goutham, K.V. Subbarao, C.V.R.K. Prasad, J.N. Walsh, V. Damodara Reddy
      Pages 47-71
    4. M.R. Goutham, K.V. Subbarao, C.V.R.K. Prasad, J.D.A. Piper, D.P. Miggins
      Pages 73-93
    5. K.L. Pruseth, V. Ravikant, S. Varghese, R. Krishnamurthi
      Pages 125-139
    6. Trisha Lala, A.K. Choudhary, S.K. Patil, D.K. Paul
      Pages 141-165
    7. C. Cucciniello, J. Conrad, C. Grifa, L. Melluso, M. Mercurio, V. Morra et al.
      Pages 345-375
    8. Miriam Wiegand, Robert B. Trumbull, Reinhard O. Greiling, Tim Vietor
      Pages 377-399
    9. Marie Python, Masako Yoshikawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Shoji Arai
      Pages 401-435
    10. Tahseenullah Khan, Mamuro Murata, Mohammad Zafar, Hafiz Ur Rehman
      Pages 437-455
  3. Dykes in Laurasia

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 603-605

About this book


Dykes occur in a wide variety of geological and tectonic settings and their detailed study through space and time is imperative for understanding several geological events. Dykes are believed to be an integral part of continental rifting and when they occur as spatially extensive swarms of adequate size can be of immense utility in continental reconstructions. This also helps to identify Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). It is also well acknowledged that the continental flood basalts and major dyke swarms have their origin related in some way to the up-rise of hot mantle plumes which may lead to rifting and eventual continental break-up. Dykes signify crustal extension and are important indicators of crustal stabilisation events, supercontinental assembly and dispersal, crust-mantle interaction and play a significant role in the delineation of crustal provinces as well as in deciphering crustal evolution events. Many economic mineral deposits of the world are also associated with a variety of dykes. The volume will provide state-of-the-art information on all aspects of dykes with emphasis on the origin, evolution and emplacement of dykes.


Bar code Dyke swarm Geodynamic Igneous petrology Large igenous provinces

Authors and affiliations

  • Rajesh K. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GeologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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