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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2004
GSA Bulletin (2004) 116 (7-8): 953-973.
...Alexander C. Robinson; An Yin; Craig E. Manning; T. Mark Harrison; Shuan-Hong Zhang; Xiao-Feng Wang Abstract The late Cenozoic Kongur Shan extensional system lies along the northeastern margin of the Pamir at the western end of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, accommodating east-west extension...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 2009
GSA Bulletin (2009) 121 (3-4): 348-365.
...Yeong Bae Seong; Lewis A. Owen; Chaolu Yi; Robert C. Finkel Abstract The glacial geology of two massifs, Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan, in western Tibet was examined to help define the timing and style of glaciation in the semiarid regions of western Tibet. Remote sensing, geomorphic mapping, and 10...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 August 1994
Geology (1994) 22 (8): 707-710.
... as twin crustal ramp anticlines formed en echelon on the eastern side of the Karakoram fault by subduction of the Tarim lithosphere under the Pamir. West-dipping S/C mylonitic gneisses that have downdip stretching lineations form the western flank of Kongur Mountain. Kinematic criteria consistently...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2007
GSA Bulletin (2007) 119 (7-8): 882-896.
...Alexander C. Robinson; An Yin; Craig E. Manning; T. Mark Harrison; Shuan-Hong Zhang; Xiao-Feng Wang Abstract Detailed field mapping, geochronologic and thermochronologic analyses, and petrologic investigations conducted along the southern segment of the late Cenozoic Kongur Shan extensional system...
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Glacial landforms of different ages in Muztag Ata and <b>Kongur</b> <b>Shan</b>. (A) View...
Published: 01 March 2009
Figure 3. Glacial landforms of different ages in Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan. (A) View looking along Olimde valley at moraines m 2A , m 6A , m 7A , and m 8A . (B) Glacial boulder (~2 m in diameter) produced by piedmont glacier during the penultimate or last glacial cycle located below the Yangbuk
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Figure 3. Geologic map of the <b>Kongur</b> <b>Shan</b> extensional system. For cross sec...
Published: 01 July 2007
Figure 3. Geologic map of the Kongur Shan extensional system. For cross sections
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Figure 5. (A) Geologic map of the southern <b>Kongur</b> <b>Shan</b> normal fault. (B) Lo...
Published: 01 July 2007
Figure 5. (A) Geologic map of the southern Kongur Shan normal fault. (B) Lower-hemisphere equal-area stereonet showing foliation planes (black lines), poles to planes (blue crosses), and lineations (red squares) from the Muztaghata massif.
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Figure 5. (A) Geologic map of the northern portion of the <b>Kongur</b> <b>Shan</b> exten...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 5. (A) Geologic map of the northern portion of the Kongur Shan extensional system .
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Figure 21. Late Cenozoic evolution of the <b>Kongur</b> <b>Shan</b> extensional system (m...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 21. Late Cenozoic evolution of the Kongur Shan extensional system (modified from Murphy et al., 2000 , and Cowgill et al., 2003 ). (A) Early Miocene initiation of Karakoram fault along the western margin of the Tibetan Plateau. The Main Pamir thrust is active, transporting the Pamir
Journal Article
Journal: Lithosphere
Published: 01 December 2014
Lithosphere (2014) 6 (6): 443-455.
...), indicating younger or lower-magnitude exhumation of the northeastern Pamir compared to the central and southern Pamir. AFT data show strong Miocene–Pliocene signals at the orogen scale, indicating rapid erosion at the regional scale. Despite localized exhumation of the Mustagh-Ata and Kongur-Shan domes...
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Figure 10. Thermobarometry results from footwall schists along the <b>Kongur</b> S...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 10. Thermobarometry results from footwall schists along the Kongur Shan massif indicating peak metamorphic conditions of ∼8.5 kbar, 650–750 °C. Boxes bracket the region where the different thermobarometers intersect. Circles within the box are where garnet-biotite pairs and GRAIL analyses
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Figure 8. Photomicrographs of metamorphic units along the southern <b>Kongur</b> S...
Published: 01 July 2007
Figure 8. Photomicrographs of metamorphic units along the southern Kongur Shan extensional system. (A) Mylonitic schist of Pz sch3 from the western flank of Muztaghata with top-to-the-west sense of shear. Outcrop is ∼200 m high. (B) Garnet-kyanite-K-feldspar assemblage of Pz sch3 from sample AR7
Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 25 August 2017
Geosphere (2017) 13 (5): 1747-1765.
... , A. , Manning , C.E. , Harrison , T.M. , Zhang , S.-H. , and Wang , X.-F. , 2004 , Tectonic evolution of the northeastern Pamir: Constraints from the northern portion of the Cenozoic Kongur Shan extensional system, western China : Geological Society of America Bulletin , v. 116 , p. 953...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 2006
GSA Bulletin (2006) 118 (3-4): 349-365.
...Erchie Wang; Feng-Yin Xu; Jian-Xun Zhou; Jinglin Wan; B. Clark Burchfiel Abstract The Qaidam basin is the largest Cenozoic intermontane basin within the Tibetan plateau, bounded by the Qilian Shan range to the north, the East Kunlun range to the south, the Altyn Tagh range to the west, and the Ela...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 January 2010
GSA Bulletin (2010) 122 (1-2): 145-161.
... extensional systems, including the Kongur Shan detachment ( Robinson et al., 2004 , 2007 ) and the Karakul extensional system ( Strecker et al., 1995 ) ( Figs. 1 and 2 ). This spatial correlation suggests that there may be a genetic relationship between these extensional fault systems and the Kashgar...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 October 2002
GSA Bulletin (2002) 114 (10): 1257-1295.
... at the Kongur Shan normal fault system. The preceding discussion suggests that movement along the western and central Altyn Tagh fault was initiated at ca. 49 Ma. The total offset along the western Altyn Tagh fault was recently estimated by Cowgill (2001) by correlating Ordovician and Permian plutonic...
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Tectonic map outlining the Pamir plateau gneiss domes, sample localities, a...
in > Geology
Published: 01 December 2014
Figure 1. Tectonic map outlining the Pamir plateau gneiss domes, sample localities, and new Lu-Hf garnet ages, simplified from Stübner et al. (2013a) for the central and south Pamir and from Robinson et al. (2007) for the Muztagh Ata and Kongur Shan dome. Dome abbreviations: AL—Alichur, KS
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Figure 7. Photomicrographs of amphibolite-facies schist from the footwall u...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 7. Photomicrographs of amphibolite-facies schist from the footwall unit Pz sch2 (A), and low-grade metagraywacke from footwall unit Pz gw2 (B) along the northern portion of the Kongur Shan fault segment.
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Figure 2. Simplified geologic map of the northeastern Pamir (after  Yin and...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 2. Simplified geologic map of the northeastern Pamir (after Yin and Bian, 1992 ; Brunel et al., 1994 ; Strecker et al., 1995 ) showing distribution of lithologic ages and major late Cenozoic faults. The active Kongur Shan extensional system is composed of four main fault segments based
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Figure 20. Kinematic models for the development of the northern part of the...
Published: 01 July 2004
Figure 20. Kinematic models for the development of the northern part of the Kongur Shan extensional system. Model 1: Extension initiates along the Kongur Shan massif but does not extend farther northwest to the Muji fault (A). Extension then propagates northward, along the Qimugang Creek and Muji