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Evidence for Early (>44Ma) Himalayan Crustal Thickening, Tethyan Himalaya, southeastern Tibet

Aikman, Amos; Harrison, Timothy; Lin, Ding


Comprehensive understanding of Himalayan orogenesis is limited in part by a poor knowledge of the Eohimalayan episode; a phase of tectonic activity predating the better understood Neohimalayan crustal thickening associated with coaxial deformation along the Main Central thrust. The Cambo-Ordovician to Tertiary metasedimentary sequences outcropping within the Tethyan Himalaya are the structurally highest units of the Himalayan Fold and Thrust Belt; they and are inferred to have been the first to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.06.038


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