Paleocene‐Eocene foreland basin evolution in the Himalaya of southern Tibet and Nepal: Implications for the age of initial India‐Asia collision

  title={Paleocene‐Eocene foreland basin evolution in the Himalaya of southern Tibet and Nepal: Implications for the age of initial India‐Asia collision},
  author={Peter G. DeCelles and Paul Kapp and George E. Gehrels and Luping Ding},
  pages={824 - 849}
Siliciclastic sedimentary rocks derived from the southern Lhasa terrane, sitting depositionally upon rocks of the northern Indian passive continental margin, provide an estimate of the age of initial contact between the continental parts of the Indian and Asian plates. We report sedimentological, sedimentary petrological, and geochronological data from Upper Cretaceous‐Paleocene strata in the Sangdanlin section, located along the southern flank of the Indus‐Yarlung suture zone in southern Tibet… 
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