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Title: Extensional tectonics in the Himalayan orogen, Zanskar, NW India
Authors: Patel R.C.
Singh, Sandeep
Asokan A.
Manickavasagam R.M.
Jain A.K.
Published in: Geological Society Special Publication
Abstract: Large-scale nappes of the deformed Higher Himalayan Crystallines (HHC) were thrust southward over the Lesser Himalayan Proterozoic foreland during the Late Cenozoic. Critical evaluation of shear fabrics, reveals that the HHC underwent an earlier phase of ductile shearing with top-to-southwest overthrust-type sense of movement. On which was superposed layer-parallel NE-trending extension. As a consequence, the Zanskar Shear Zone (ZSZ) along the northern boundary of the HHC is re-interpreted as a complex ductile shear zone with an initial top-to-southwest sense of thrusting followed by the later superposition of top to northeast-directed extension. This period of extension is recognized across the whole of the HHC and is the result of the uplift and exhumation of the HHC by southwestward directed thrusting and ramping along numerous thrusts including the Main Central Thrust (MCT). © 1993 The Geological Society.
Citation: Geological Society Special Publication (1993), 74(): 445-459
URI: https://doi.org/10.1144/GSL.SP.1993.074.01.30
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5857
Issue Date: 1993
ISSN: 3058719
Author Scopus IDs: 8084812600
7406400956
6602347921
6602462208
57211729470
Author Affiliations: Patel, R.C., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
Singh, S., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
Asokan, A., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
Manickavasagam, R.M., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
Jain, A.K., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Patel, R.C.; Department of Earth Sciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667, India
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