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Paleogeographic maps for Alleged âWorld's Biggest Impact Craterâ (India)

Paleogeographic maps for the Bombay High, the alleged "central 
uplift" of Chatterjee's "Shiva Impact Crater" 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, Reston,

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 gÃologique de la haute rÃgion 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,

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
abstract of Chatterjee 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,


The Press Release is at:


This abstract is part of âPaleontology: Extinction & Turnoverâ at


Chatterjee's previous abstracts are:

Chatterjee, S., 1999, The Shiva Crater and the death of the dinosaurs. 
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. vol. 31, no. 1,
p. 5.

Chatterjee, S., N. Guven, A. Yoshinobu, and P. Donofrio, 2003, The 
Shiva Crater; implications for Deccan volcanism, India-Seychelles 
rifting, dinosaur extinction, and petroleum entrapment at the KT 
boundary. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 
vol. 35, no. 6, p. 168.


There is a PDF file of a noneer-reviewed paper that discusses his ideas 
in greater length. It is:

Chatterjee, S., N. Guven, A. Yoshinobu, and P. Donofrio, 2006, Shiva
Structure: a possible KT boundary impact crater on the western shelf
of India.Special Publications, Museum Texas Tech University. no. 20.