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Mineralogy and geochemistry of Palung granite massif

Madhab Prasad Sharma

Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus,

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal

Jour. Nep. Geol. Soc., Vol. 2, Number 1, 1982, 30-38



Palung massif which has a sharp contact with the country rocks, is one of those six granitic bodies that are situated in the Mahabharat Range of Central Nepal. This massif is a multiphase intrusive containing a number of facies rock varieties. The most widely distributed facies are coarse grained inequigranular porphyritic tourmaline granites in the central part and inequigranular-tourmaline granites with portions of micropegmatitic texture in the apical part. Mineralogical and geochemical studies reveal that these granites are probably leucocratic differentiate of palingenetic granitic magma.

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