The Cenozoic History of the Northwest Punjab

  title={The Cenozoic History of the Northwest Punjab},
  author={J. M. Weller},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={362 - 375}
  • J. M. Weller
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
  • Uplift of the Himalayas began at the end of the Mesozoic and has continued until recent times. Tertiary sediments accumulated in a trough along the southern mountain border in what was once the western extension of the Tethys. These sediments are marine at the base, followed by transition beds and a vast thickness of continental deposits. The Salt Range was initiated by an overthrust at the close of the Eocene. At the end of the Tertiary the sediment-filled trough was uplifted and greatly… CONTINUE READING