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},
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… 

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