Oxford Earth Sciences Everest Project


New publication:

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).


Everest papers:

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, 26, 1-6.

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, 403-406.

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.