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Diagnostic features and processes in the construction and evolution of Oman-, Zagros-, Himalayan-, Karakoram-, and Tibetan-type orogenic belts

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The closing of the Tethys Ocean and continent-continent collision along the Alpine-Himalayan chain ultimately produced large Himalayan-type mountain belts and large plateaux, such as Tibet. Earlier stages in the collision process, however, can be seen in the Oman Mountains of eastern Arabia and the Zagros Mountains of SW Iran. In Oman, a large, intact ophiolite was emplaced onto a Meso/oic passive continental margin, largely by thin-skinned thrust processes, prior to continental collision. Th...

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10.1130/2007.1200(04)

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
4-D FRAMEWORK OF CONTINENTAL CRUST
Volume:
200
Pages:
41-61
Publication date:
2007
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ISSN:
0072-1069
URN:
uuid:4688e7d9-3549-4937-b384-599d70d03be4
Source identifiers:
83445
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pubs:83445
Language:
English
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