This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-3, 2019
Area
Maharashtra
Author
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali
Org/Univ
Independent Researcher, India
Pub. Date
22 June, 2019
Paper ID
V5I3-1883
Publisher
Keywords
Lonar crater water body, Wooded nature sample, Apatite, Calcium-phosphate, Fossil remains

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali. Findings of may be fossil remains at Lonar Crater, Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali (2019). Findings of may be fossil remains at Lonar Crater, Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali. "Findings of may be fossil remains at Lonar Crater, Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.3 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Two representative samples which seemed to be of wooded nature, found in the soil towards the northern side of the crater water body, were collected to study its nature regarding a layer of white color deposition on the woods of unknown component since the water level has decreased sharply, the surface feature has been exposed widely. To investigate the white layer component deposition seen on these dry wooded samples, XRF analysis carried out of dried wooded nature samples showed that the major content was P₂O₅ (Phosphorus Pentoxide) – 36.50 % and CaO (Calcium Oxide) – 55.500 %, with other components in minor quantities such as SiO₂, MgO, Al₂O₃, etc., such a high percentage of P₂O₅ and CaO in the wooded nature sample has never been observed before. A search was conducted which rock or mineral has such a composition and it came to be known that Apatite mineral of Calcium Phosphate nature has the same composition as that detected in the wooded sample and this Apatite mineral of Calcium Phosphate nature is related to fossils remains. The components found in dry wooded samples and composition of fossilized rock of apatite nature of calcium phosphate was found to be similar with respect to oxide and elemental composition. The wooded sample seemed to be of wood origin, was not of wooded nature but was found to be off fossil nature. It also came to be known that the white layer deposition was not due to CaO and P₂O₅, but the sample was itself a fossil nature samples. This paper reports the first-hand information about detection of fossil remains found near the Lunar Crater’s water body on the prima facial basis and to put on record the work carried out to search its source and origin.
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