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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Paleogeographic maps for “World's Biggest Impact Crater” (??)

Paleogeographic maps for “World's Biggest Impact Crater” (??)

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Sat Oct 17 08:53:54 EDT 2009

In “World's Biggest Impact Crater Discovered”,
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Carl wrote:

“Does anyone have a website of the various maps of the world millions of years ago? Would come
in handy and give things a little more perspective, I think. Where was India 65 m.y. ago?”

The maps that you are looking for can be found in

Wandrey, C. F., 1998, Bombay Geologic Province Eocene to Miocene Composite Total Petroleum System, India. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper no. 2208-F

The PDF file of this publication can be found at:

A few of many other pertinent references:

Basu, D. N., A. Banerjee, and D. M. Tamhane, 1980. Source areas and migration trends of oil and gas in Bombay offshore basin, India. Bulletin of American Association of Petroleum Geologists. vol 64, no. 2, pp. 209-220.

Bhandari, L. L., and S. K. Jain, 1984, Reservoir Geology and its role in the Development of the Bombay High Field, India. Journal of Petroleum Geology. vol.7, no.1, pp. 27-46.

Gombos, A. M., Jr., W. G. Powell and I. O. Norton, 1995, The tectonic evolution of western India and its impact on hydrocarbon occurrences: an overview. Sedimentary Geology. vol. 96, no. 1-2, pp. 119-129.

Mohan, M., 1985, Geohistory analysis of Bombay High region. [Histoire géologique de la haute région de Bombay.] Marine and Petroleum Geology. vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 350-360.

Naini B. R. , and M. Talwani, 1983, Structural framework and the evolution history of the continental margin of western India. In Studies in Continental Margin Geology, J. S. Watkins and C. L. Drake, eds., pp. 167-191. Memoir no. 34. American Association Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Subba Raju, L. V., K. A. K. Raju, V. Subrahmanyam, and D. G. Rao, 1990, Regional Gravity and Magnetic Studies over the Continental Margin of the Central West Coast of India. Geo-Marine Letters. vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 31-36.

Rao, R. P. and S. N. Talukdar, 1980. Petroleum geology of Bombay High Field, India. In Giant Oil Fields of the Decade, 1968-1978, M. T. Halbouty, ed., pp. 487-506, Memoir no. 30.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsas, Oklahoma.

Ramaswamy, G., and K. L. M. Rao, 1980, Geology of the continental shelf of the west of India, In Facts and Principles of World Petroleum Occurrences, A. D. Miall, ed., pp. 801-821. Canadian Society Petroleum Geologists, Memoir no. 6.

Rathore, S. S, A. R. Vijan, M. P. Singh, B. N. Prabhu and A. Sahu, 2004, Isotopic evidence of middle proterozoic magmatism from bombay high field: Implications to crustal evolution of western offshore of India. Journal of Earth System Science. vol. 113, no. 1, pp. 27-36.

The Geological Society of America 2009 Annual Meeting talk that this discussion refers to is:

Chatterjee, S., and N. M. Mehrotta, 2009, Significance of the Contemporaneous Shiva Impact Structure and Deccan Volcanism at the KT Boundary. Geological Society of America Abstracts
with Programs. vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 160,

It is part of “Paleontology: Extinction & Turnover” at


Paul H.

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