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Light heavy minerals on the Indian continental shelf, including beaches
Rajamanickam, G.V. (2000). Light heavy minerals on the Indian continental shelf, including beaches, in: Cronan, D.S. (Ed.) Handbook of marine mineral deposits. pp. 13-26
In: Cronan, D.S. (Ed.) (2000). Handbook of marine mineral deposits. CRC Marine Science Series, 17. CRC Press: Boca Raton. ISBN 0-8493-8429-X. 406 pp., more
In: Kennish, M.J.; Lutz, P.L. (Ed.) CRC Marine Science Series., more

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    VLIZ: Geochemistry [9075]

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  • Rajamanickam, G.V.

Abstract
    The Indian subcontinent is weIl endowed with placer minerals on and off both its east and west coasts. This is the result of a combination of factors, including abundant accessory minerals in the rocks of the hinterland, subtropicat erosion and transportation processes, stable coastlines, and offshore wind systems which allow beach and offshore concentration to take place. Rising sea level has also played a part in the landward transport of offshore placers. Ilmenite, rutile, magnetite, zircon, garnet, and monazite are among the most important minerals present, and these have been selectively mined at a number of locations. Large-scale offshore mining, however, must await the establishment of a secure legat framework within which the exploitation can take place, including laws designed to protect the environment.

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