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Integrated tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Himalaya and implications for its tectonic reconstruction

Myrow, Paul M; Hughes, Nigel C; Paulsen, T S; Williams, Ian; Parcha, Suraj K.; Thompson, K R; Bowring, Samuel A; Peng, S-C; Ahluwalia, A D

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The isotope geochronology of isochronously deposited Cambrian strata from different tectonostratigraphic zones of the Himalaya confirms new stratigraphic, sedimentological, and faunal evidence indicating that the Himalaya was a single continental margin prior to collision of India with Asia. Lesser, Greater, and Tethyan Himalaya represent proximal to distal parts of a passive continental margin that has been subsequently deformed during Cenozoic collision of India with Asia. Detrital zircon and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85828
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00280-2

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