Observations on the Morphology and Texture of Pyrite from Amjhore, Bihar, India

  • N. G. K. Nair
  • A. Ray
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Different morphological forms of pyrite such as idiom orphic, concretionary and intraclastic varieties from the sedimentary ores of Amjhore, India are described. The concretionary pyrite is classified into: (1) loosely packed concretion, (2) compact concretion, (3) concentric concretion, (4) crescent shaped concretion, and (5) shard-shaped and irregular concretions. The significance of different morphologies exhibited by the pyrite and their textural relationships are briefly discussed.


Iron Sulfide Pyrite Crystal Packed Concretion Massive Pyrite Authigenic Pyrite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. G. K. Nair
    • 1
  • A. Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Earth Science StudiesTrivandrumIndia
  2. 2.Central Groundwater BoardGauhatiIndia

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