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Field Relationship among the Three Iron Ore Groups of Iron Ore Super Group Encircling the North Odisha Iron Ore Craton, India: A Comparison Study

1Department of Geology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

2Tata Steel Ltd., Joda, Keonjhar, Odisha

3Geology Division, Daitari Iron Ore Project, OMC, Keonjhar, Odisha

4Mineral Processing Division, IBM, Nagpur, Maharashtra


Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 3, 53-60
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-4-3-2
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
D. Beura, P. Singh, B. Satpathy, S. Behera, S.K. Nanda. Field Relationship among the Three Iron Ore Groups of Iron Ore Super Group Encircling the North Odisha Iron Ore Craton, India: A Comparison Study. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2016; 4(3):53-60. doi: 10.12691/jgg-4-3-2.

Correspondence to: D.  Beura, Department of Geology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Email: debanandabeura@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Banded Iron Formation (BIF) and iron ore deposit occupy three distinct provinces surrounding the North Odisha Iron Ore Craton (NOIOC) located in eastern India. They are Bonai-Keonjhar belt in the western flank, Badampahar-Gorumahisani-Suleipat belt in the eastern flank and Daitari-Tomka belt in the southern side of the Craton. All these three belts having group status are the best preserved basins of the Precambrian period that form Iron Ore Super Group (IOSG) of Odisha. IOSG contains BIFs as enigmatic rock comprising alternate layers of iron bearing minerals and silica. Since long these belts have been undergone numerous investigations with regard to mineralogy, geochemistry, stratigraphy, structure etc. Opinions based on published literatures have still unclear about the status-occurrence of these BIFs. Irrespective of their similarity in many characteristic features, they differ with respect to stratigraphy, structure, mineralogy, metamorphism, intrusives, and thickness of iron formation. With the resemblance in the evolution of basins, their differences have been delineated in this paper.

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