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The Chilas Complex is a large mafic-ultramafic body closely associated with the Kohistan Arc sequence in the western Himalaya of northern Pakistan. The arc and the Chilas Complex occupy an area of 36,000 km2, bounded on the north and south by major sutures. The arc formed close to the margin of Eurasia in response to the northward subduction of neo-Tethyan ocean lithosphere in Late Jurassic to middle Cretaceous time, and consists of intra-arc sediments, calc-alkaline volcanics, and diorite-tonalite-granite plutons. At its base is the Chilas Complex, which extends for more than 300 km and which has a maximum...

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