Geochemistry of volcanic flows of Nakora area of Malani igneous suite, Northwestern India: Constraints on magmatic evolution and petrogenesis
The geochemical characteristics of volcanic flows of Nakora area of Malani Igneous Suite have been determined to understand their magmatic evolution and petro-genetic aspects. Geochemically, they are high in silica, total alkalis, high field strength elements (HFSE), low ion lithophile elements (LILE), rare metals and rare earth elements; represent A-type affinity with potential mineralization associations. Here, we carried out average geochemical data bank of representative samples of 44 individual lava flows of isolated hill-locks. The relative enrichment of trace elements and negative anomalies of Sr, Eu, P and Ti in the multi-element spider diagrams suggests that the emplacement of the lava flows was controlled by complex magmatic processes i.e. fractional crystallization, partial melting, magma mixing, crustal contamination and assimilation. Moreover, NRC
magma provides new geochemical approaches to understand geodynamic evolution of MIS and emplaced in plume related extensional geodynamic settings in NW Indian shield.
Keywords: Geochemistry; Volcanic flows; Nakora; Malani Igneous Suite; Rajasthan; Rodina