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Title: Implications of mud-clast conglomerates within Late Palaeozoic Talchir glaciomarine succession, Talchir Basin, India
Authors: Bhattacharya, Biplab
Bhattacharya H.N.
Published in: Indian Journal of Geosciences
Abstract: Reworked proglacial coarser elastics overlain by post-glacial, storm tide- influenced, transgressive shoreface-shelf sediments characteristically frame the Talchir sedimentary succession (Permo-Carboniferous) of the Talchir Basin, peninsular India. Mud-clast conglomerate, a common but relatively less appreciated feature from siliciclastic sequences, occurs in three distinct horizons within this succession. Episodic passage of seismic shocks, triggered possibly by the glacio-isostatic adjustments of the underlying crust, is considered responsible for cracking and fragmentation of the cohesive, unconsolidated mud layers at or below the sediment-water interface, and producing the flat clasts. Subsequent emplacement of the clasts to form mud-clast conglomerates attests to processes associated with basinal tectonisms induced by Late Palaeozoic glaciation-d√©glaciations in the ice-marginal Talchir Basin.
Citation: Indian Journal of Geosciences (2012), 66(1): 69-78
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Basinal seismicity
Glacio-isostatic adjustments
Late palaeozoic
Mud-clast conglomerates
Talchir formation
ISSN: 22293574
Author Scopus IDs: 8627465800
Author Affiliations: Bhattacharya, B., Department OfGeology, Hooghly Mohsin College, Chinsurah, Hooghly-712101, India
Bhattacharya, H.N., Department of Geology, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073, India
Corresponding Author: Bhattacharya, H.N.; Department of Geology, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073, India; email:
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