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Is the switch from I- to S-type magmatism in the Himalayan Orogen indicative of the collision of India and Eurasia?

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


The switch from I- to S-type magmatism in the Trans-Himalayan Batholith is one of the criteria used to determine when India and Eurasia collided. We present new 238U/ 206Pb SHRIMP data from the Karakorum Batholith, NW India. Our results suggest that an I-type hornblende-biotite granodiorite was emplaced at 31.4 ± 0.4 Ma and crosscut by S-type granite dykes at 18.0 ± 0.4 Ma. We interpret these data to indicate that volatile-fluxed melting of a mantle wedge above an active subduction zone and/or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2012.652670


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