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The structural geometry, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Everest massif, High Himalaya of Nepal-South Tibet

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This paper presents a new geological map together with cross-sections and lateral sections of the Everest massif. We combine field relations, structural geology, petrology, thermobarometry and geochronology to interpret the tectonic evolution of the Everest Himalaya. Lithospheric convergence of India and Asia since collision at c. 50 Ma. resulted in horizontal shortening, crustal thickening and regional metamorphism in the Himalaya and beneath southern Tibet. High temperatures (>620 °C) du...

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10.1144/0016-764902-126

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
160
Issue:
3
Pages:
345-366
Publication date:
2003-05-05
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ISSN:
0016-7649
URN:
uuid:92666c69-8014-4d65-a3b3-2dd07a0c7f72
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82503
Local pid:
pubs:82503

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