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This article summarizes the geological setting, spatial-temporal distribution, and major-element, trace-element, and Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic compositional variation of rocks representative of Tibetan postcollisional magmatic activity. The implications of petrogenesis and spatial-temporal distribution are discussed in relation to lithospheric mantle heterogeneity and a possible role for collision-induced asthenospheric mantle flow. Rocks indicative of postcollisional volcanism are widely distributed across the terranes making up the Tibetan plateau. Three stages of activity are recognized (ca. 45–25, 25–5, and 5–0 Ma), mostly conforming to potassic to ultrapotassic shoshonitic and high-potassium calc-alkaline types. These show strong relative enrichments in large-ion lithophile elements (LILE), U, Th, and...

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