Geochemistry of Mafic–Felsic Rocks of Phulad Ophiolite, in and Around Pindwara-Mount Abu Region, South Delhi Fold Belt, NW Indian Shield: Implications for Its Tectonic Evolution

  • M. Shamim KhanEmail author
  • Roohi Irshad
  • Tavheed Khan
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Aravalli Mountain Range is abruptly truncated along its western margin by a shear zone. There occurs a thick suite of mafic–ultramafic rocks along this shear zone referred to as Phulad ophiolite. This ophiolitic sequence has been in debate since the day of its nomenclature in the map of Geological Survey of India for the non-preservation of various members of an ophiolite suite. Present study suggests that all lithomembers of an ophiolite are present and well preserved in the area. With the help of systematic field mapping, a complete sequence has been reconstructed. New geochemical data in conjunction with published data affirms fore arc tectonic setting of this sequence.


Ophiolite Phulad Aravalli mountain range 



The authors are thankful to the Chairman, Department of Geology, for providing necessary facilities in the department. Financial assistance provided by UGC, New Delhi, in the form of Major Research Project [F. No. 34-46/2008(SR)] to MSK is gratefully appreciated. MSK has personal and professional gratitude towards Prof. M. Raza, Department of Geology, AMU, for generating interest in igneous geochemistry. Discussions with Dr. Sadaf Fatima, Geologist, ONGC, Mumbai were of great help.


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