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Extensional and compressional faults in the Everest-Lhotse massif, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal

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Two large-scale north-dipping, low-angle normal faults cut the Everest massif at the top of the High Himalayan slab in Nepal. The upper fault the Qomolangma Detachment, follows the north slope of Everest from above the 'Yellow Band' at c. 8500 m on the Southwest Face down to the Rongbuk glacier. On the south side of Everest this fault places unmetamorphosed Ordovician mudstones and limestones above biotite-grade marbles, calc-silicates and greenschists (Everest series pelites). The lower norm...

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10.1144/gsjgs.156.2.0227

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
156
Issue:
2
Pages:
227-240
Publication date:
1999-03-05
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ISSN:
0016-7649
URN:
uuid:88a3b3f9-d770-4d65-a182-83f1c329b1c3
Source identifiers:
98295
Local pid:
pubs:98295
Language:
English
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