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Kilometre scale thick sill of Makalu granite (top of Mt.Makalu) and migmatitic Barun gneiss and Black gneiss with abundant granites (Grater Himalayan Sequence) on the southern slope of Mt. Makalu (8485 m). Photograph from Makalu base camp nearly 4900 m. Makalu granite emplaced age is between 24 and 21 Ma. PhotoID230

References: Streule et al. 2010 Tectonics, in press.
Lombardo et al. 1993. Geol Soc. London Sepc. Publ., 74, 341-355.

Kilometre scale thick sill of Makalu granite (top of Mt.Makalu) and migmatitic Barun gneiss and Black gneiss with abundant granites (Grater Himalayan Sequence) on the southern slope of Mt. Makalu (8485 m). Photograph from Makalu base camp nearly 4900 m. Makalu granite emplaced age is between 24 and 21 Ma. PhotoID230

References: Streule et al. 2010 Tectonics, in press.
Lombardo et al. 1993. Geol Soc. London Sepc. Publ., 74, 341-355.

Photograph: R. Carosi