Granites in the tectonic evolution of the Himalaya, Karakoram and southern Tibet

  title={Granites in the tectonic evolution of the Himalaya, Karakoram and southern Tibet},
  author={P. Le Fort},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={281 - 299}
  • P. Le Fort
  • Published 1988
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Four major plutonic belts are related to the Meso-Cainozoic orogenic evolution of the Himalaya—Transhimalaya—Karakoram realm: the Transhimalaya belt and its satellite Kohistan arc, the Karakoram batholith, the High Himalaya belt and the North Himalaya belt. A fifth one results from the lower Palaeozoic epirogenic events: the ‘Lesser Himalaya’ belt. The tectonic settings of their production and emplacement are successively reviewed. Among the first four, two result from oceanic subduction along… 

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