Paleocene–Eocene record of ophiolite obduction and initial India‐Asia collision, south central Tibet

  title={Paleocene–Eocene record of ophiolite obduction and initial India‐Asia collision, south central Tibet},
  author={Lin Ding and Paul Kapp and Xiaoqiao Wan},
[1] Uppermost Cretaceous to Eocene marine sedimentary sequences occur both to the south and north of the Yarlung Zangbo suture in south central Tibet. They consist of Indian-margin strata of the northern Tethyan Himalaya and Asian-margin strata of the Gangdese forearc. Both assemblages are characterized by major changes in depositional environment and sedimentary provenance at ∼65 Ma and an appearance of detrital chromium-rich spinel of ophiolite affinity (TiO2 generally <0.1 wt%) during the… Expand
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