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Deccan traps

A very large region of thick basaltic rock located in west-central India and associated with one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the history of the earth. The eruption took place approximately 65 million years ago and is thought to have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs.
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Researchers have also suggested that perhaps the two were connected perhaps the asteroid triggered Deccan Trap volcanism, producing a brutal one-two punch that ultimately knocked out roughly three-quarters of the Earth's plant and animal species.
These soils have been suggested to have generally developed from Schists of Dharwarian formation, Basalts of Deccan trap formation and Limestone of Bhima formation.
Among the most attractive of the Deccan Trap minerals--because of their intense colors--are the vanadium-containing species: green fluorapophyllite, cavansite and pentagonite.
In all 36 vertical electrical soundings were carriedout, spreading all over the sub-basin of which 18 soundings each from Deccan trap and Granitic terrain (Fig.
The key scientific debate, Soule said, is whether the Deccan Trap lava flows erupted too fast for the Earth to absorb the excess gases, or whether they erupted much more slowly, as lava does today on a much smaller scale in Hawaii, for example.
His topics include the component elements of the Indian craton ensemble, the Himalaya collage, the Deccan trap region, gravity signatures over suture zones, and seismotectonics and neotectonics.
framed structure ground and first floor with 150mm thick deccan trap stone cladding with paper joint m.
8) located about 20 km SE of Dahod town comprises exposed dug-well sections excavated along the periphery of Deccan Trap outcrops (Fig.
In 2008 Self and his colleagues reported finding high levels of sulfur and chlorine in the Deccan Trap lavas.