Peter Clift writes: In a recent contribution to the Journal of the Geological Society Schlup et al.(2003) provide new thermochronological controls to record exhumation in the Himalayas of eastern Ladakh, India. Because it is located in the Indus Suture Zone, understanding the tectonic development of this region is crucial to debates on the timing of the India–Asia collision and to models of strain accommodation in the aftermath of that event. As part of this new work the authors record a 23 Ma age fission track age for a zircon grain removed from a sandstone within the Cenozoic Indus Molasse...

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