Indian Shield

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The Indian Shield is part of the Indian Craton and occupies two-thirds of the southern Indian peninsula.

The shield has remained relatively stable since its formation, over 3500 million years ago. It is delimited on the west, south and east by the present day coastline and Phanerozoic sediment cover. On the north, it is bounded by the Proterozoic Province. In the northeast, it is bounded by the Godavari graben preserving the Precambrian pakhal rocks and Gondwana sediments. The important components that make up the shield are:


  • Ram Sharma. Cratons and Fold Belts of India. Springer, Oct 28, 2009