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Transpressional tectonics along the Karakoram fault zone, northern Ladakh: constraints on Tibetan extrusion

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This paper is part of the special publication Continental transpressional and transtensional tectonics (eds R.E. Holdsworth, R.A. Strachan and J.F. Dewey). The Tibetan plateau north of the Himalaya has approximately double normal crustal thickness (60-75 km) and has been homogeneously shortened since the India-Asia collision at 60-50 Ma ago, yet, with minimal erosion rates, has almost no middle or deep crustal rocks exposed at the surface. In the Karakoram range, west of Tibet, early Tertiary...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Geological Society Special Publication
Volume:
135
Issue:
1
Pages:
307-326
Publication date:
1998-01-01
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ISSN:
0305-8719
URN:
uuid:575731e7-91c6-47b3-ad10-90847945ad7e
Source identifiers:
98298
Local pid:
pubs:98298
Language:
English

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