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Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Shiquanhe area of western Tibet

Kapp, Paul; Murphy, Michael A; Yin, An; Harrison, Timothy; Ding, Lin; Guo, Jinghui


In the Shiquanhe area of far-western Tibet, mid-Cretaceous strata lie unconformable on ophiolitic melange and Jurassic flysch associated with the Bangong-Nujiang suture zone. On the basis of our mapping and geochronologic studies, we suggest that these Cretaceous strata were shortened by >57% over a north south distance of 50 km during Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary time. The Late Cretaceous Narangjiapo thrust placed Permian strata >20 km over ophiolitic melange and Cretaceous strata. North of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Tectonics


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