The Chandi limestone Formation of Raipur Group. Chhatt1sgarh Supergroup is divided into three lithofacies designated as A. B and C in stratigraphic order. Limestone samples from each lithofacies were analysed for mineralogical and geochemical characters. In X-ray Diffractograms. only calcite, dolomite and quartz are detected. Dolomite snows maximum development in lithofacies B. In the geochemical results Cao shows positive correlation vv;th Sr. Pb'. Zn. Cu. Ni in Lithofacies A indicating association vv;th calcite Mn and insoluble residue shows positive correlation vv;th MgO in lithoqacies B. v..tiich suggests that higher Mn rs related to dolornitization. Similarly higher Na/Ca ratio in dolomite suggests saline dolomitizing solutions. The trace elemental concentrations in general indicate normal shallow marine environment of deposition.
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Guhey, Wadhwa and Khan (1997). Geochemical Behaviour of Chandi Limestone Formation, Raipur Group, Chhattisgarh SuperGroup, Durg District, (M.P.). Journal of Ravishankar University, Vol 10, No. B (Science) 1997 pp. 37-48.