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Stratigraphic correlation of Cambrian-Ordovician deposits along the Himalaya: Implications for the age and nature of rocks in the Mount Everest region

Myrow, Paul M; Hughes, Nigel C; Searle, Michael P.; Fanning, Christopher; Peng, S.-C.; Parcha, Suraj K.

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The depositional age and stratigraphic correlations of metamorphosed and variably deformed rocks of Mount Everest are poorly known because of limited recovery of diagnostic fossils. Detailed study of Cambrian and Ordovician strata from along the length of the Himalaya has produced a coherent stratigraphy that stretches from northern India to Tibet. Our work also demonstrates that the North Col Formation rocks (= Everest series), between the Qomolangma and Lhotse detachments of the South Tibetan...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36815
Source: Geological Society of America Bulletin
DOI: 10.1130/B26384.1

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