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Late Miocene movement within the Himalayan Main Central Thrust shear zone, Sikkim, north-east India

Catlos, Elizabeth; Dubey, C; Harrison, Timothy; Edwards, Michael


In the Sikkim region of north-east India, the Main Central Thrust (MCT) juxtaposes high-grade gneisses of the Greater Himalayan Crystallines over lower-grade slates, phyllites and schists of the Lesser Himalaya Formation. Inverted metamorphism characterizes rocks that immediately underlie the thrust, and the large-scale South Tibet Detachment System (STDS) bounds the northern side of the Greater Himalayan Crystallines. In situ Th-Pb monazite ages indicate that the MCT shear zone in the Sikkim...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Metamorphic Geology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2004.00509.x


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