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Mayodia ophiolites of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern Himalaya
Volume: 70
Issue: 4
Pages: 595 - 604
The ophiolite assemblage around Mayodia, Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh falls in the eastern extension of the Indus suture belt and is represented by peridotite tectonite, homblendite (dyke) and amphibolite. The entire succession is overlain by metabasalt carapace interlayered with metapelitic pelagic sedimentary rocks. The basal peridotite may be classified as wehrlite. The hornblendite typically occurs as intrusive within the peridotite tectonite and is represented by cumulus primary amphibole. The amphibolite is characterized by well developed gneissose banding. The pillow lava is represented by actinolite-chlorite-albite-epidote schist. The evolutionary trend of the ophiolite suite has been assessed based on major, trace and rare earth element data which favours partial melting of a depleted mantle source. Tectonic discrimination diagrams for the amphibolite and metabasalt clearly indicate their MORB affinity. Such ophiolite assemblage has developed as result of collision of India and Asia that started with the closing of Tethyan ocean during Mesozoic and Early Tertiary. © Geol. Soc. India.
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