Data on geochemistry and petrology of two kimberlites at Krishtipadu from Gooty cluster, Andhra Pradesh, southern India

P. Ramesh Chandra Phani1, Prabir Sengupta2, Sudeshna Basu3

1Cyient Limited, Hyderabad, India
2Bedrock Mineral Resource Consulting, Dubai, UAE
3Cairn India Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, Gurugram, India


This paper addresses geochemical and petrological aspects of two outcropping kimberlites (5023 and 5119) of Gooty cluster, emplaced in carbonate sediments of Vempalli Formation of lower Cuddapah basin at Krishtipadu, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, southern India. These pipes were discovered by the Rio Tinto Exploration Group in the recent past. The 5023 kimberlite is enriched in olivine and serpentine while the 5119 pipe possesses haematitised olivine pseudomorphs. The field, textural characteristics and whole rock geochemistry qualify both the pipes for hypabyssal kimberlite breccias of Group-I type similar to world's classical occurrences. The carbon and oxygen stable isotope data, aided with field and petrological studies, indicates existence of possible carbonatite (sovite) phase associated with the 5119 kimberlite. These data are analysed in detail in the article of the authors published in Russian Journal of Earth Sciences [Phani, Sengupta, Basu, (2020),].

These data are titled as below:

Details of kimberlites in Gooty Kimberlite Cluster, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh (CRAEI, 2004). Table 1. [XLSX]
Simplified Lithostratigraphic subdivisions of the Cuddapah Basin. Table 2. [XLSX]
Major, trace and rare earth element concentrations in 5023 and 5119 kimberlites of the Geooty Cluster. Data of Wajrakarur (WKF), Khaderpet, South Africa and Chelima for comparison. Table 3. [XLSX]

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