This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-1, 2020
Area
Maharashtra
Author
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali
Org/Univ
Independent Researcher, India
Pub. Date
06 March, 2020
Paper ID
V6I1-1299
Publisher
Keywords
Lonar Crater, Lake Periphery, Clast Breccias/Conglomerate Rocks, Temple Rooftops

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali. Origin of Conglomerate/Breccia rocks, How did they arrive 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 (2020). Origin of Conglomerate/Breccia rocks, How did they arrive at Lonar Crater? Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Raju D. Jadhav, Harishchandra B. Mali. "Origin of Conglomerate/Breccia rocks, How did they arrive at Lonar Crater? Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.1 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Conglomerates are rocks of silicates (stones/pebbles/gravels/cobbles), etc. cemented together in a matrix, were observed on the temples roof tops, near the lake periphery of Lonar Crater and the fragments of these rocks found surrounding the temple periphery. To investigate how these rocks did came here, what was the purpose of these rocks being found on the temple roofs? detailed study was under taken. The XRF analysis carried out showed that these fragmented rocks of conglomerate origin SiO₂ is found to be dominant i.e., between 53.40-99%, with other components such as Al₂O₃, MgO, SO₃, CaO, Fe₂O₃, ZnO and CuO as minor compositions. From the studies carried out, the conclusion drawn showed that all the glassy nature of rock fragments showing high percentage of SiO₂ found at Lonar Crater are components of conglomerate rock fragments, whether it be white rusting, non white rusting, white pebbles/silica pebbles etc., are all of conglomerate rock fragments. This paper reports a detailed study about how did these rocks arrive here at Lonar Crater and placed on the roof tops of the temples? What was their source and origin? Why were they brought here? What was the purpose of bringing here? This work being of preliminary investigations, a small attempt has been made to search answers to the above questions.
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