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Late Jurassic Changmar Complex from the Shyok ophiolite, NW Himalaya: A prelude to the Ladakh Arc

Saktura, Wanchese M; Buckman, S.; Nutman, Allen P.; Bennett, Vickie


The Shyok Suture in western Himalaya preserves a record of the opening and closure of the Mesotethys Ocean between the Shyok ophiolite and Karakoram terrane prior to the India– Eurasia collision. The formation age of the Shyok ophiolite was unknown, which impeded correlation with similar rocks along the Shyok Suture in Pakistan and corresponding sutures in Tibet. We report the first zircon U–Pb ages of a newly documented suite, here named the Changmar Complex. The Changmar Complex...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Geological Magazine
DOI: 10.1017/S0016756820000400


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