Quantitative Minerological Analysis of Some Granite Rocks of Deoghar Jharkhand

  •  P.K. Srivastava    
  •  A.P. Krishna    
  •  Shadab Jawed    
  •  Pallavi Sarkhel    


Crystalline minerals in granite rocks has been quantatively analysed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscope supported with Energy Dispersed Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). SEM microphotograph reveals that rock is dominated by brightly illuminated quartz imbedded in the matrix with mica and other minor minerals. The X-ray mineral composition data have been plotted with SEM-EDS mineral composition, data shows that the composition obtained by two technique are in consistent within the experimental limit and in good agreement. Further plot of chemical composition of constituent oxides of granite sample by XRD and SEM-EDS confirm the consistency of two technique and similarity with Jharkhand mean granite composition. Silica composition have been plotted with trace element Pb, Ba, Zr, Rb, and Alumina composition with Pb , Ba, Zr and Rb shows that these elements are randomly imbedded in the matrix with almost uniform composition. Al2O 3 composition have been plotted with Ba, Pb, and Zr shows almost constant composition in all the five samples. Based on XRD and SEM-EDS results, it was reveals that granite sample from the study areas are peraluminius rocks composed of mainly quartz, muscovite, kaolinite, chlorite and albite.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0542
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0550
  • Started: 2012
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