MAJOR EARTH ELEMENTS GEOCHEMISTRY OF ASIRGARH VOLCANICS, BURHANPUR DISTRICT, M.P.

S.F. R Khadri, Mayura M. Deshmukh

Abstract


Geochemistry is described as the tools and principles of chemistry to provide clarification the mechanisms at the back most important geological systems of the Earth.  Scientists who studied the origin of chemical elements, their evolution, the classes of rocks and he studied also how they are created and changed by earth processes. The chemical analysis (SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, MgO, CaO, K2O, TiO2, P2O5, MnO,) for representative samples from the different stratigraphic levels have been carried out and their detailed geochemical characteristics and crystallization behavior were discussed for various major Earth elements. The data has been plotted and interpreted to understand the geochemical signatures of lava flows. The geochemical plotting are show the co-variation of elemental components that may give insight to magmatic processes such as partial melting, magma mixing, country rock contamination and fractional crystallization.

Keywords


Fractional crystallization, Geochemistry, Harker variation diagrams, Major Earth elements.

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