18 October 2009

Meteor/Meteorite News- Paleogeographic maps for “World's Biggest Impact Crater” (??) 17OCT09

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

Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:53 PM

In “World's Biggest Impact Crater Discovered”,

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,

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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