Advertisement

Geology of the Naga Hills Ophiolite

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
  • Fareeduddin
Chapter

Abstract

The NE–SW-oriented Naga Hills, constituting the northern part of the Indo-Myanmar Ranges (IMR) in the northeast Indian states of Manipur, Nagaland, parts of Arunachal Pradesh and the adjoining areas of western Myanmar, is known for the occurrence of ophiolitic rocks within a narrow arcuate zone along the middle of the belt.

Keywords

Pelagic Sediment Spinel Peridotite Tectonic Contact Ophiolite Belt Radiolarian Chert 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Acharyya SK, Roy DK, Mitra ND (1986) Stratigraphy and palaeontology of the Naga Hills ophiolite belt. Mem Geol Surv India 119:64–79Google Scholar
  2. Agrawal OP (1985) Geology and geochemistry of the mafic-ultramafic complex of Indo-Burman ranges between Meluri and Awankhoo, Phek district, Nagaland, India. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Patna University, PatnaGoogle Scholar
  3. Agrawal OP, Ghose NC (1986) Geology and stratigraphy of the Naga Hills ophiolite between Meluri and Awankhoo, Phek district, Nagaland, India. In: Ghose NC, Varadarajan S (eds) Ophiolites and Indian plate margin. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 163–195Google Scholar
  4. Agrawal OP, Ghose NC (1989) Mineral resources in the ophiolite belt of Nagaland, N.E.India. In: Ghose, (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 245–280Google Scholar
  5. Bandyopadhyay S, Subramanyam MR, Sharma PN (1973) The geology and mineral resources of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Rec Geol Surv India 105:25–68Google Scholar
  6. Baxter AT, Aitchison JC, Zyabrev SV, Ali JR (2011) Upper Jurassic radiolarians from the Naga Ophiolite, Nagaland, northeast India. Gondwana Res 20(2–3):638–644CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Chatterjee N, Ghose NC (2010) Metamorphic evolution of the Naga Hills eclogite and blueschist, Northeast India: implications for early subduction of the Indian plate under the Burma microplate. J Metamorph Geol 28:209–225CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Chattopadhyay B, Venkataramana P, Roy DK, Bhattacharyya S, Ghosh S (1983) Geology of Naga Hills ophiolites. Rec Geol Surv India 112(2):59–115Google Scholar
  9. Chungkham P, Jafar SA (1998) Late Cretaceous (Santonian-Maestrichtian) integrated Coccolith-Globotruncanid biostratigraphy of pelagic limestone from the accretionary prism of Manipur, northeast India. Micropalaeontology 44:68–83CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Das JN, Gupta KS, Setty SRK and Mohanty SN (2008) Geology, structure and mineral potential of mélanges of Phungyar-Kamjong areas of Manipur – part of an ancient subduction-margin terranes. Seminar on Indo-Myanmar Ranges in the tectonic framework of the Himalaya and Southeast Asia, Abstract, 96–97Google Scholar
  11. Evans BW, Trommsdorff V, Richter W (1979) Petrology of an eclogite metarodingite suite at Cima di Gagnone, Ticino, Switzerland. Am Mineral 64:15–31Google Scholar
  12. Gansser A (1976) The great suture zone between Himalaya and Tibet: a preliminary account. Colloques internationaux du Centre national de la recherche scientifique 168:181–191Google Scholar
  13. Ghose, NC (2013) Occurrence of native gold and gold-silver alloy in the olivine gabbro of layered cumulate sequence of Naga Hills ophiolite, India. Curr Sci, SubjudiceGoogle Scholar
  14. Ghose NC, Chatterjee N (2011) Diorite vein in quenched basalt and its implication for the origin of late-granitoid intrusives in Naga Hills Ophiolite, Northeast India. In: Srivastava RK (ed) Dyke swarms: keys for geodynamic interpretation. Springer, Berlin, pp 315–330CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Ghose NC, Fareedudeen (2011) Textural fingerprints of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks associated with the Naga Hills Ophiolite, northeast India. In: Ray JS, Sen G, Ghosh B (eds) Topics in Igneous petrology: a tribute to professor Mihir K. Bose. Springer, Berlin pp 321–351Google Scholar
  16. Ghose NC, Shrivastava MP (1986) Podiform chromite of Naga Hills ophiolite, N.E. India. In: Petrascheck W, et al. (eds) Chromites: Theophrastus Publication, Athens, pp 263–284Google Scholar
  17. Ghose NC, Singh RN (1980) Occurrence of blueschist facies in the ophiolite belt of Naga Hills, east of Kiphire, N.E.India. Geologiche Rundschau 69:41–43CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Ghose NC, Singh RN (1981) Structure of the Naga Hills ophiolites and associated sedimentary rock in the Tuensang district of Nagaland, N.E.India. Ofioliti 6:237–254Google Scholar
  19. Ghose NC, Agrawal OP, Windley BF (1984) Geochemistry of the blueschist-eclogite association in the ophiolite belt of Nagaland, India. Cenozoic crustal evolution of the Indian plate margin. Seminar abstracts, Patna University, Patna, pp 27–30Google Scholar
  20. Ghose NC, Agrawal OP, Singh RN (1986) Geochemistry of the ophiolite belt of Nagaland, N.E. India. In: Ghose NC, Varadarajan S (eds) Ophiolites and Indian plate margin. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 241–294Google Scholar
  21. Ghose NC, Agrawal OP, Chatterjee N (2010) A geological and mineralogical study of eclogite and glaucophane schists in the Naga Hills Ophiolite, Northeast India. Island Arc 19:336–356CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Ghosh S, Goswami HK (1986) Mineral occurrences and metallogenetic aspect. Mem Geol Surv India, Geol Nagaland, 119:80–93Google Scholar
  23. Ghosh B, Morishita T (2011) Andradite-uvarovite solid solution from hydrothermally altered podiform chromitite, Rutland ophiolite, Andaman, India. Can Mineral 49:573–580CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Joshi A, Vidyadharan KT (2008) Lithostratigraphy of the Naga-Manipur Hills (Indo-Burma range) ophiolite belt from Ukhrul District, Manipur, India. Extended abstracts: 23rd Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, India. Himal J Sci 5/7(special Issue):73–74Google Scholar
  25. Lukram JS, Kachhara RP (2010) Molluscan biostratigraphy of the Disang Group of rocks in parts of Manipur, India. Mem Geol Soc India 75:149–163Google Scholar
  26. Mitchell AHG (1981) Phanerozoic plate boundaries in mainland SE Asia, the Himalayasand Tibet. J Geol Soc Lond 138:109–122CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Mitra ND, Vidyadharan KT, Gaur MP, Singh SK, Mishra UK, Joshi A, Khan IK, Ghosh S (1985) A note on the olistromal deposits of Manipur. Rec Geol Surv India 114:61–76Google Scholar
  28. Naldrett AJ (1966) Talc-carbonate alteration of some serpentinized ultramafic rocks south of Timmins, Ontario. J Petrol 7:489–499CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Nayak B, Vaish AK, Singh SD, Bhattacharyya KK (2010) Petrography, chemistry and economic potential of the magnetite ores of Pokphur area, Nagaland. Mem Geol Soc India 75:341–348Google Scholar
  30. Ningthoujam PS, Dubey CS, Guillot S, Fagion A-S, Shukla DP (2012) Origin and serpentinization of ultramafic rocks of Manipur Ophiolite Complex in theIndo-Myanmar subduction zone, Northeast India. J Asian Earth Sci 50:128–140CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Patil SK, Thong GT, Watitemsu, Temjenrenla, Rao BV (2012) Geochemistry and paleomagnetism of the basalt of the ophiolite suite in parts of Phek district, Nagaland. National symposium on recent advances in applied geochemistry: current status and future trends, Atomic Min Dept, Hyderabad, Indian Soc Appl Geochemists, Abstract Vol, 20–21Google Scholar
  32. Ranga Rao A (1983) Geology and hydrocarbon potential of a part of Assam-Arakan basin and its adjascent region. In: Bhandari LL et al (eds) Petroliferousbasins in India. Petrol Asian J, Dehra Dun 127–158Google Scholar
  33. Roy RK (1989) Meso-Cenozoic accretionary prism on the margin of Indo-Burman range ophiolite and its implications. In: Ghose NC (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 145–164Google Scholar
  34. Sarkar A, Datta AK, Poddar BC, Bhattacharyya BK, Kollapuri VK, Sanwal R (1996) Geochronological studies of Mesozoic igneous rocks from eastern India. In: Ghose NC, Kent RW, Saunders AD (Guest eds) Mesozoic magmatism of the Eastern Margin of India. J Southeast Asian Earth Sci 13(special Issue):77–81Google Scholar
  35. Shukla R (1989) Occurrence of rodingite in the ophiolite belt of Manipur. In: Ghose NC (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 189–196Google Scholar
  36. Singh AK (2013) Petrology and geochemistry of Abyssal Peridotites from the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar Orogenic Belt, Northeast India: Implication for melt generation in mid-oceanic ridge environment. J Asian Earth Sci 66:258–276CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Singh AK, Singh NI, Debala Devi L, Singh RKB (2008) Pillow basalts from the Manipur ophiolite complex, Indo-Myanmar Range, Northeast India. J Geol Soc India 72:168–174Google Scholar
  38. Singh AK, Singh NB, Debala Devi L, Singh RKB (2012a) Geochemistry of Mid-Ocean Ridge mafic intrusives from the Manipur ophiolite complex, Indo-Myanmar orogenic belt, N.E.India. J Geol Soc India 80:231–240Google Scholar
  39. Singh, AK, Devala Debi L, Ibotombi Singh N, Subramanyam KSV (2012b) Platinum group of elements and gold distributions in the peridotites and associated podiform chromitites of the Manipur ophiolite complex, Indo-Myanmar orogenic belt, NorthEast India. Chemie der Erde, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemer.2012.07.004
  40. Singh RN (1979) Geochemistry of the ophiolite suite east of Kiphire, Tuensang district, Nagaland. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Patna University, PatnaGoogle Scholar
  41. Singh RN, Ghose NC (1981) Geology and stratigraphy of the ophiolite belt of Naga Hills, East of Kiphire. N.E. India. Recent Res Geol 8:359–381Google Scholar
  42. Srikantia SV, Razdan ML (1980) Geology of part of central Ladakh Himalaya with particular reference to the Indus Tectonic Zone. J Geol Soc India 21:523–545Google Scholar
  43. Venkataramana P, Datta AK and Acharyya SK (1986) Petrography and petrochemistry. In: Mitra, N.D. and 12 others, (eds.) Geology of Nagaland ophiolite, Memoir Geological Survey of India 119, 33–63Google Scholar
  44. Venkataramana P, Bhattacharyya S (1989) Mode of occurrence and origin of chromite, magnetite, and Ni-bearing laterite in the Naga Hills ophiolite, N.E.India. In: Ghose NC (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 213–234Google Scholar
  45. Vidyadharan KT, Shrivastava RK, Bhattacharyya S, Joshi A, Jena SK (1986) Distribution and description of major rock types. Geol Nagaland Ophiolite, Mem Geol Surv India 119:18–27Google Scholar
  46. Vidyadharan KT, Joshi A, Ghosh S, Gaur MP, Shukla R (1989) Manipur ophiolites: its geology, tectonic setting and metallogeny. In: Ghose NC (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 197–212Google Scholar
  47. Vohra CP, Haldar D, Ghosh Roy AK (1989) The Andaman-Nicobar ophiolite complex and associated mineral resources—current appraisal. In: Ghose NC (ed) Phanerozoic ophiolites of India. Sumna Publishers, Patna, pp 381–315Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer India 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Chandra Ghose
    • 1
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee
    • 2
  • Fareeduddin
    • 3
  1. 1.Geological Society of IndiaBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.PPOD Division, SRGeological Survey of IndiaBengaluruIndia

Personalised recommendations