Full Name
Srinivasa Sarma D

Senior Principal Scientist

R&D Group


Economic Geology, Precambrian Geology, Geochemistry

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Dr. D. Srinivasa Sarma has received his B.Sc., M.Sc., degrees from Osmania University and joined Geochemistry Group, NGRI in 1995 as a project fellow in the Exploration and understanding the genesis of gold mineralization in the Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) of the Dharwar Craton. Subsequently he obtained the Ph.D degree from the Osmania University while working in NGRI as a Scientist, on the genesis of gold mineralization in the BIFs of Gadag greenstone belt. He remained with the same line of research in understanding the crustal growth process in the Dharwar Craton through gold metallogeny. His main contributions are the age dating of the gold mineralization event(s) in the East and Western Dharwar cratons by U-Pb method on the phosphate minerals in the alteration assemblages, which turned out to be associated with the late cratonisation events in the Dharwar Craton. Under the BOYSCAST fellowship programme of the the DST, Govt of India, Dr. Sarma undertook the age dating of the mineralization event(s) in Hutti, Gadag and Ajjanahalli gold deposits by using U-Pb Phosphate geochronological methods. He also has carried out U-Pb zircon geochronology work on the plagiogranite from the Andaman Islands. Under the Raman Research Fellowship programme Dr. Sarma carried out Re-Os isotopic studies on the sulphide minerals from the ore zones of the gold mineralized zones of the Dharwar craton and Os isotopic work on the komatiites, Chromites. He has published more than 20 research papers in the peer reviewed Journals and he has been a reviewer for Journals like Economic Geology, Mineralium Deposita, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences etc.,

  • NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AWARD 2019 by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, in the field of Basic Geosciences.
  • BOYSCAST FELLOWSHIP by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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Srinivasa Sarma, D., Neal McNaughton, Fletcher, I. R., Groves, D. I., Ram Mohan, M and Balaram, V

The Timing of gold mineralization of Hutti gold deposit, Dharwar Craton, South India.

Economic Geology,

(2008), v. 103, pp. 1715-1727.

Srinivasa Sarma, D., Fletcher, I.R., Rasmussen, B., McNaughton, N.J., Ram Mohan, M and Groves, D.I

Archean gold mineralization synchronous with late cratonisation of the Western Dharwar Craton, India: 2.52 Ga ages of hydrothermal monazite and xenotime in gold deposits.

Mineralium Deposita,

 (2011), v. 46, pp. 273-288.


Srinivasa Sarma, D., McNaughton, N.J., Belusova, E., Ram Mohan, M., Fletcher, I.R.

U–Pb ages and Hf-isotope systematics of detrital zircons from the Gadag Greenstone belt: Implications for the Archaean crustal growth processes in the western Dharwar Craton, India

Gondwana Research, (2012): 22: 843–854

Srinivasa Sarma, D., S.H. Jafri, I.R. Fletcher, N.J. McNaughton

Constraints on the Tectonic Setting of the Andaman Ophiolites,Bay of Bengal, India, from SHRIMP U-Pb Zircon Geochronology of Plagiogranite.

The Journal of Geology, (2010) v.118: 691–697

Ram Mohan, M., Srinivasa Sarma, D., McNaughton, N., Fletcher, I. R., Wilde, S. A., Siddiqui, M. A., Rasmussen, B., Krapez, B., Gregory, C and Kamo, S. L

SHRIMP zircon and titanite U-Pb ages, Lu-Hf isotope signatures and geochemical constraints for ~2.56 Ga granitic magmatism in western Dharwar Craton, southern India: Evidence for short-lived Neoarchean crustal growth?

Precambrian Research (2014), v. 243, pp. 197-220.

Anil Kumar, E. Nagaraju, D. Srinivasa Sarma, D.W. Davis

Precise Pb baddeleyite geochronology by the thermal extraction-thermal ionization mass spectrometry method.

Chemical Geology,

(2014): 372, 72-79.

Ram Mohan, M., Piercey, S.J., Kamber, B.S and Srinivasa Sarma, D.

Subduction related tectonic evolution of the Late Archean Eastern Dharwar Craton, southern India: New Geochemical and Isotopic Constraints

Precambrian Research (2013), v. 227, pp. 204-226.


Ravi Shankar, D. Srinivasa Sarma, N. Ramesh Babu and V. Parashuramulu

Paleomagnetic study of 1765 Ma dyke swarm from Singhbhum Craton: Implications to the Paleogeography of India

Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2018)

v. 157, pp. 235-244

Nagaraju, E., Parashuramulu, V., Anil Kumar., Srinivasa Sarma, D

Paleomagnetism and geochronological studies on a 450 km long 2216 Ma
dyke from the Dharwar craton, southern India.

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

(2018) 274, 222–231

Tavheed Khan,

D. Srinivasa Sarma*

V. Somasekhar,

S. Ramanaiah and
N. Ramakrishna Reddy

Geochemistry of the Palaeoproterozoic quartzites of Lower Cuddapah Supergroup, South India: Implications for the
palaeoweathering, provenance, and crustal evolution

Geological Journal

54: 1-25

(2019) DOI: 10.1002/gj.3489