Correct nomenclature for the angadimogar pluton, Kerala, southwestern India

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Abstract

The proper usage of modal composition and geochemical classification of granitoids is discussed for assigning a proper nomenclature for the Angadimogar pluton, Kerala, southwestern India. This discussion is mainly aimed at addressing questions concerning the nomenclature of Angadimogar pluton (syenite vs. granite). Modal composition and whole-rock XRD data clearly show that the pluton exposed near Angadimogar is a quartz-syenite and its geochemistry is typical of a ferroan, metaluminous, alkali (A-type) granitoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Earth System Science
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006

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