GOLD METALLOGENY India and Beyond, comprises fourteen chapters contributed by well known economic geologists from three continents. The book highlights the conceptual issues related to gold metallogeny in different geological environments with an aim to find new directions in exploration. The first section (five chapters) deals with a global perspective of gold metallogeny in space and time with specific case studies from Canada, Russia and Australia. It outlines the controls on the global distribution of orogenic gold deposits and emphasizes their significance relative to India. The second section (nine chapters) provides an exhaustive account of our present understanding of gold metallogeny in peninsular India with specific reference to Hutti gold mines, Ramagiri gold field, gold in southern high grade terrain, gold prospects in eastern Indian shield and a promising gold prospect in Proterozoic metasediments at Bhukia-Jagpura, northwestern India. This section also carries a chapter on the structural processes involved in the generation of orogenic gold deposits with focus on some Indian occurrences of this class of deposits.
The book is profusely illustrated throughout with black and white diagrams and carries a section of coloured plates at the end. Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.)