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Petrography and metamorphism of the lower Gondwana (Permian) coal of Rangit Valley, eastern Himalays, India
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 33
Issue: 4
Pages: 351 - 368
A triangular outlier of coal-bearing lower Gondwana rocks comprises a tectonic window within the Precambrian metamorphic terrain of the Rangit Valley, in the eastern Himalays of India. Due to a series of tectonic events which took place during the Mesozoic and Tertiary the succession has become reversed and the coal has undergone severe physical, chemical, microstructural and optical changes. Studies reveal that (1) the rank of the coal prior to tectonism was low, (2) the coal underwent oxidation in the peat forming stage and during subsequent orogenic stages but effect of oxidation on the properties of coal was insignificant, (3) the coal reached its present abnormally high rank mainly due to heating under tectonic pressure and (4) the heat which was generated due to tectonic pressure, affected all the coal seams of this belt.
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Coal Geology
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier B.V.