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Granite of Mt. Nuptse, intruded in Everest series within the ductile portion of the South Tibetan Detachment System. Emplacement age is 23-24 Ma (Jessup et al., 2008). View from West to East. Photo ID 676

Granite of Mt. Nuptse, intruded in Everest series within the ductile portion of the South Tibetan Detachment System. Emplacement age is 23-24 Ma (Jessup et al., 2008). View from West to East. Photo ID 676

Photograph: R. Carosi – Unipi

Reference: Carosi R., Lombardo B., Musumeci G. & Pertusati P.C. (1999) – Geology of the Higher Himalayan Crystalline in Eastern Nepal (Khumbu Himal). In: Advances on the geology of the Himalaya. Focus on Nepal (P. Le Fort and B. N. Upreti eds.), Journal of Asian Earth Science, Elsevier (Great Britain), 17 (5-6), 785-803. Jessup, M.J., Cottle, J.M., Searle, M.P., Law, R.D., Tracy, R.J., Newell, D.L. & Waters, D.J. (2008) P-T-t-D paths of the Everest Series schist, Nepal. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 717-739.