Field Structural Geological Studies Around Kurseong, Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya, India

  • Saikat Banerjee
  • Narayan Bose
  • Soumyajit MukherjeeEmail author
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The metamorphic rocks in and around Kurseong of Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya is defined by the high-grade gneissic rock of the Darjeeling Formation and the phyllitic Daling Group rocks below it. The key structural finding has been top-to-S/SW fore-shear and orogen-parallel top-to-E and top-to-W shear. These shears develop in garnetiferous quartz mica gneiss of the Darjeeling Group.


Himalayan tectonics Shear zone Metamorphism Deformation 



This work was a part of SB’s M.Sc. thesis. SM acknowledges the research sabbatical for the year 2017 and the CPDA support from IIT Bombay. Annett Buettener, Helen Ranchner and the Springer proof-reading team are thanked for assistance. Mukherjee (2019) summarizes this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saikat Banerjee
    • 1
  • Narayan Bose
    • 1
  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIIT BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia

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