Zircon U–Pb (SHRIMP) Ages of the Jahazpur Granite and Mangalwar Gneiss from the Deoli-Jahazpur Sector, Rajasthan, NW India: A Preliminary Reappraisal of Stratigraphic Correlation and Implications to Crustal Growth

  • Bidisha Dey
  • Kaushik DasEmail author
  • Nilanjan Dasgupta
  • Sankar Bose
  • Hiroshi Hidaka
  • Hindol Ghatak
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We present high precision geochronological data from the Jahazpur granite and the associated Mangalwar gneiss from Deoli-Jahazpur-Hindoli region of the Aravalli Craton, northwestern India. These data are useful to understand the stratigraphic correlation between the basement gneiss and the low-grade supracrustal rocks of the Hindoli-Jahazpur Group. U–Pb (SHRIMP-IIe) data from zircon suggest emplacement age of 2538 ± 5 Ma for the Jahazpur granite, whereas a similar age of 2520 ± 37 Ma is the timing of the high-grade metamorphism and anatexis of the Mangalwar gneiss. Combining these with whole rock geochemical data, we argue that the Neoarchean Jahazpur granite underwent crustal contamination and emplaced at the same time frame of the Berach granite. Concomitant metamorphism and granitic magmatism imply that overlying Hindoli-Jahazpur Group is younger than c. 2520 Ma. Thus, the Neoarchean Jahazpur granite and Mangalwar gneiss are constituents of the Banded Gneissic Complex which forms the basement of the Hindoli-Jahazpur supracrustal sequence.


Jahazpur granite Mangalwar gneiss SHRIMP Zircon U–Pb age Aravalli craton 



This geochronological study was carried out as a part of the JST Global Sakura student exchange program between Hiroshima University and Presidency University (December 2–23, 2015) in which BD received financial support to work with SHRIMP facility at the Hiroshima University. We thank M. E. A. Mondal for editorial handling and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on the manuscript. SB and ND received financial support for fieldwork from the UGC CAS-II grant to Department of Geology, Presidency University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bidisha Dey
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kaushik Das
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nilanjan Dasgupta
    • 1
  • Sankar Bose
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Hidaka
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hindol Ghatak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyPresidency UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Systems ScienceHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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