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Locating earliest records of orogenesis in the western Himalaya : evidence from the paleogene sediments in the Iranian Makran and Pakistan Katawaz basin.

Carter, Andrew and Najman, Yani and Bahroudi, Abbas and Bown, Paul and Garzanti, Eduardo and Lawrence, Robert D. (2010) Locating earliest records of orogenesis in the western Himalaya : evidence from the paleogene sediments in the Iranian Makran and Pakistan Katawaz basin. Geology, 38 (9). pp. 807-810.

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Abstract

A combination of sediment petrography, detrital zircon U-Pb, and fission-track dating is used to show that provenance of the Paleogene sedimentary rocks exposed in the Makran region of southern Iran and the Katawaz basin of Pakistan is consistent with a source from the nascent western Himalaya and associated magmatic arc. Results from this important archive show that Paleogene erosion was focused mainly on the arc and northern Indian margin, and, in contrast to the east-central Himalaya, we have not detected widespread rapid exhumation indicative of strong forcing by climate-driven erosion at that time.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Geology
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 39871
Deposited By: Dr Yani Najman
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2011 11:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/39871

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