Geology of the area (Udaipur)

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One of the most significant features about the geology of the area around Udaipur is the preserved record of Archean-proterozoic boundary – a bench mark event in the evolution of the crust of the Earth. Not far away from the city, at a place close to Jhamarkotra, there are outcrops of Archean gneisses.

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Geology of the area (Udaipur)One of the most significant features about the geology of the area around Udaipur is the preserved record of Archean-proterozoic boundary a bench mark event in the evolution of the crust of the Earth. Not far away from the city, at a place close to Jhamarkotra, there are outcrops of Archean gneisses. These grey coloured gneisses are oldest rocks (3300 million years old) recorded so far in the Aravalli Mountain belt. Overlying these gneisses, occur the early porterozoic rocks, called the Aravalli supergroup. Uncomfortable relationship between the Aravalli supergroup and the basement rocks, the banded Gneissic complex can be observed very clearly in the regions around Jhamarkotra.Jhamarkotra Rock Phosphate mineLocation: 17.5 km south east from Udaipur city on the Udaipur-Jhamarkotra road.The valley of Udaipur is endured with a number of rock phosphate deposits situated in the chains of hills of carbonate rocks that virtually form a girdle around the city of lakes. Out of all these deposits the eastern ones are the geologically significant and economically most viable. Mining of these rich rock phosphate deposits is being carried out by the diff

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