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Neptune Srimal

Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1986
M.Sc. University of Calcutta, 1971
B.Sc (Hons), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 1969

Ph: (305) 919-5969

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Tectonics, Petrology, Isotope Geochemistry

Research Interests

Himalayan Geology, Orogenesis and Tectonics

I am chiefly interested in the evolution of Mountain Belts. Most of my research is centered around the Himalayas and integrate extensive fieldwork with structural, petrological and isotopic studies to unravel problems related to correlation, rifting, collision, deformation and metamorphism within the mountain belts. At present I am working on the two extremities of Himalaya: in Ladakh-Karakoram region of NW Himalaya and in the eastern Himalayan syntaxis in NE Himalaya.


Regional Tectonics and Rodinia Assembly in the eastern Gondwanaland

My additional research interest is in correlating the Rodinian Assembly events in eastern Gondwanaland, encompassing India, Australia and Antarctica. I am carrying out field and isotopic study in Central and Western India to correlate the major tectonic belts of Central and Western India and to document a Grenvillian collisional event between the Dharwar and the Bundelkhand cratons during the Rodinian Assembly

Selected Publications

  1. Srimal, N and Dasgupta, S, 2000, Tectonics of Eastern Himalayan Syntaxis, NE Himalaya, Abstracts with Program, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno 2000.
  2. Srimal N and Das S, 1999, On the tectonics of Champaner Group, Extended Abstract, Symposium on IGCP 368: Proterozoic Events in East Gondwana, Bhubaneshwar.
  3. Sen G., Macfarlane, A., and Srimal, N., 1996, Significance of rare hydrous alkaline melts in Hawaiian xenoliths; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 122, p 415-427.
  4. Srimal, N., 1991, Gaik Granite: A post-collisional peraluminous pluton from the Ladakh granitic complex, Rec. Geol. Surv. Ind., v. 124, pt - 2 
  5. Srimal, N., 1990, Tso-Morari Crystallines: a pre-Tertiary extensional core complex of Himalayas, Rec. Geol. Surv. Ind., V 123, pt. - 2. 
  6. Bhalla, J. K., Srimal, N., 1990, and Bishui, P. K., 1990, Isotopic study of Mishmi Complex, Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern Himalaya, Rec. Geol. Surv. Ind., V 123, pt -2. 
  7. Sarkar, A., Nanda, J. K., Bishui, P. K., Srimal, N., and Gupta, S. N., 1989, Geochemistry of the Eastern Ghats Precambrian mobile belt, Phase I: Orissa segment, Rec. Geol. Surv. Ind., V.122, pt. 2 
  8. Srimal, N., Basu, A.R. and T.K. Kyser, 1987, Tectonic inferences from oxygen isotopes in volcano-plutonic complexes of the India-Asia collision zone, NW India, Tectonics, v. 6, p.261-273. 
  9. Srimal, N., 1986, The India-Asia collision: Implications from the Geology of Eastern Karakoram, Geology, v. 41, p.523-527. 
  10. Srimal, N., 1993, Continental rifting and orogenic metamorphism: Evidences from two metamorphic belts in the India-Asia Collision zone; (Abstract); Abstracts with Program, 101 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, V 25, No.8, p. A-122..


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