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Where does India end and Eurasia begin?

White, Lloyd; Ahmad, Talat; Lister, Gordon; Ireland, Trevor


The Indus Suture Zone is defined as the plate boundary between India and Eurasia. Here we document geochronological data that suggest that Indian rocks outcrop to the north of this suture zone. The inherited age spectrum of zircons from mylonitic gneiss collected in the southern part of the Karakorum Batholith is similar to those obtained from the Himalayan Terrane, the Pamir and is apparently Gondwanan in its affinity. These data are taken to indicate that the Karakorum Terrane was once a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2011GC003726
Access Rights: Open Access


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