Oxford Earth Sciences Everest Project
Geological Map of the Mount Everest
region, Nepal – south Tibet.
Scale 1: 100,000
Dr. Michael P. Searle, Oxford University, UK.
Includes full-colour geological map, 4 geological sections across the
Everest – Nuptse – Lhotse massif, ASTER satellite image, 8 photographs
of the Everest massif and a panorama taken from a balloon over the
Kangchung valley (by Leo Dickinson).
Searle, M.P., Simpson, R.L., Law, R.D., Parrish, R.R. and Waters, D.J.
2003. The structural geometry, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of
the Everest massif, High Himalaya of Nepal – South Tibet. Journal of
the Geological Society, London, 160, 345-366.
Searle, M.P., Simpson, R.L., Law, R.D., Waters, D.J. and Parrish, R.R.
2002. Quantifying displacement on the South Tibetan detachment normal
fault, Everest massif, and the timing of crustal thickening and uplift
in the Himalaya and South Tibet. Journal of Nepal Geological Society,
Simpson, R.L., Parrish, R.R., Searle, M.P. and Waters, D.J. 2000. Two
episodes of monazite crystallization during metamorphism and crustal
melting in the Everest region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Geology, 28,
Searle, M.P. 1999. Extensional and compressional faults in the Everest
– Lhotse massif, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal. Journal of the Geological
Society, London, 156, 227-240.
Searle, M.P. 1999. Emplacement of Himalayan leucogranites by magma
injection along giant sill complexes: examples from Cho Oyu, Gyachung
Kang and Everest leucogranites (Nepal Himalaya). Journal of Asian Earth
Sciences, 17, 773-783.