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Geology of Western Himalaya

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By: VC Thakur

320 pages, 160 line drawings

Pergamon Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #27890 | ISBN: 0080422063
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Synthesis of post-1964 work on Western Himalaya.


Part 1 Introduction: physiography; drainage; tectonic setting; tectonic zonation. Part 2 Outer Himalaya zone, Ganga Basin and intermontane basins: Ceozoic of the foot hills belt; energy sequence stratigraphy; neogene of Potwar plateau; vertebrate paleontology and magnetostratigraphy of the Siwaliks; Potwar plateau; foot hills belt; magnetic polarity stratigraphy; Ganga Basin - tectonic framework and sub-surface stratigraphy; late Cenozoic intermontane basins. Part 3 Lesser Himalaya zone: lesser Himalaya basin; revised age of Tal formation; crystalline Klippen units (crystallines Nappes); Panjal imbricate zone (Wadia's autochthonous folded belt); Himalayan region west of syntaxis; age controversy of the lesser Himalaya sequence. Part 4 Higher Himalaya zone: Kali, Goriganga and Ramganga valleys; Nanda Devi region; Alaknanda and Dhauliganga valleys; Mandakini valley; Bhilangna valley; Bhagirathi valley; Tons, Rupin and Supin valleys; Chaur mountain; Satluj valley; Mandi-Rohtang, Beas valley; Lahaul region; Dhauladhar-southern Pir Panjal ranges; Zanskar crystallines; Nanga Parbat region; Hazara-Mansehra and Mohamand region; Swat to Khagan region; Khagan valley. Part 5 Tethys Himalaya zone: Kumaun region; Malla Johar region; Spiti region; eastern Kinnaur; Sarchu Chharap and Pang region; southern Zanskar; northern Zanskar; eastern Zanskar. Part 6 Trans Himalaya: Ladakh region; Iundus suture zone; Shyok suture; Nubra shyok region; Chusul-Koyul area; Karakoram zone; easterm Arakoram; Kohistan sequence; northern suture; central Karakoram; northern Karakoram terrane; Shaksgam region; upper Hunza region; werstern Gilgit-Chitral area; Kailas-Mansarowar region. Part 7 Tectonic synthesis; lesser Himalaya basin; westward extension of lesser Himalaya basin; proterozoic basement; pan African plutonic event; base of lesser and Tethys Himalaya sequences; crystalline Nappes; trans Himadari (Tethyan) fault; main central thrust; evolution of Tethyan passive margins; sunduction related magmatism; blue schists; obduction; collision tectonics; Himalayan metamorphism; Himalayan leucogranites; crustal thickening; crustal structure; tectonic evolution of Himalaya.

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