Mike Searle

Mike Searle

Professor of Earth Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 272022

My main geological interests are the tectonic evolution of mountain belts, in particular processes associated with subduction, ophiolite formation and obduction, folding and thrusting, low-angle normal faults (eg: South Tibetan Detachment), regional metamorphism and crustal melting. I work mainly along the Alpine-Himalayan belt, the Karakoram ranges and Tibetan Plateau region and Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Yunnan). I am also interested in large-scale strike-slip faults, particularly the Karakoram fault, Red River fault, Mae Ping fault, Sagaing fault and Dead Sea fault. My major research projects are in the following areas:

  • Oman Mountains, Arabia (Oman and UAE): Detailed structural mapping, crustal shortening mechanisms, balanced and restored cross-sections, P-T-t evolution of sub-ophiolite metamorphic rocks and subduction-related blueschists and eclogites, style of folding and thrusting from the foreland fold-thrust belt to carpholite – eclogite facies High-Pressure rocks. Detailed structural mapping of the Musandam peninsula and Dibba zone (Oman and UAE). Obduction mechanisms of the Semail and Masirah ophiolites.
  • Himalaya (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan): We are undertaking regional mapping and structural studies in combination with thermobarometry, determining P-T-t paths, metamorphic modeling and U-Th-Pb dating of accessory minerals. The major projects presently active are:
  1. Pliocene-Pleistocene metamorphism, melting and formation of cordierite leucogranites in the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis, Pakistan.
  2. Ultra-High Pressure metamorphism (coesite eclogites) and deep subduction of Indian crust Kaghan (Pakistan) and Tso Morari (India).
  3. Subduction-related metamorphism along the Main Mantle Thrust, Kohistan Arc (Pakistan).
  4. Origin and Emplacement of the Spontang Ophiolite and Indus suture zone, Ladakh (India).
  5. Crustal shortening and thickening mechanisms across Ladakh – Zanskar Himalaya (India).
  6. Structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Zanskar – Kishtwar High Himalaya (India).
  7. Structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Garhwal (Shivling, Bhagirathi, Meru) Himalaya (India).
  8. Structrual evolution and inverted metamorphism along the Main Central Thrust zone (India, Nepal).
  9. South Tibetan Detachment low-angle normal faulting in the Himalaya (Zanskar, Nepal, South Tibet).
  10. Structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Annapurna-Manaslu Himalaya (Nepal).
  11. Structure, metamorphism and melting in the Langtang – Shisha Pangma Himalaya (Nepal, South Tibet).
  12. Structure, metamorphism, anatexis and leucogranite formation (Channel Flow) in the Everest – Makalu Himalaya (Nepal, South Tibet).
  13. Structure, metamorphism and melting in the Eastern Himalaya (Kangchenjunga, Sikkim, Bhutan).
  • Karakoram – Hindu Kush Ranges (Pakistan, Ladakh, SW Tibet): We are undertaking regional mapping and structural studies in combination with thermobarometry, determining P-T-t paths, metamorphic modeling and U-Th-Pb dating of accessory minerals. The major projects presently active are:
  1. Regional mapping of the Central Karakoram Ranges in the Hunza, Biafo, Shimshal, Snow Lake, Baltoro and Hushe regions (North Pakistan).
  2. Baltoro granite batholith petrogenesis, evolution and age in the Latok – Ogre, Trango Towers – Biale, Masherbrum, K7, Kondus and Bilafond glacier regions.
  3. Metamorphic evolution, P-T-t paths, pseudosection modeling and U-Th-Pb dating of accessory minerals along the Karakoram metamorphic complex.
  4. Structural evolution of the Karakoram Fault, K2 – Gasherbrum Ranges, Siachen – Nubra – Pangong region (North Pakistan, North India).
  5. Structural and thermal evolution of the Hindu Kush Ranges, NW Frontier (Pakistan – Afghanistan).
  • Tibetan Plateau: Indus – Tsangpo suture zone ophiolites, ophiolitic mélanges, U-Pb dating of trondhjemites, dacites from ophiolites, strtigraphy and timing of molasse deposits, ultra-potassic dykes; Gangdese granite magmatism and structural evolution of the India-Asia collision zone.
  • Karakoram Fault (Ladakh, Xinjiang, Tibet): Detailed structural mapping in the Tangtse – Muglib profile, the Darbuk-Shyok transect and Nubra valley, Ladakh; microstructural analysis, U-Pb dating of granites, active tectonics in Tangste-Muglib-Pangong Lake region and Nubra valley, Ladakh.
  • Red River shear zone (Yunnan, Vietnam): Structural mapping of the Ailao Shan, Diancang Shan (Yunnan) and DayNuiConVoi (Vietnam) metamorphic complexes along the Red River shear zone; Sapa metamorphic rocks, FanSiPan alkali granite-syenite; Luc Yen ruby – phlogopite marbles; U-Pb dating of pre- syn- and post-kinematic granites to constrain age of strike-slip ductile shear.
  • Mogok metamorphic belt, Sagaing fault (Burma): Structural mapping of high-grade metamorphic rocks; P-T-t paths of sillimanite and andalusite schists; U-Pb dating of metamorphic and magmatic rocks; tectonic history of the Sagaing fault zone.
  • Mae Ping and Three Pagodas fault (Thailand): Structural mapping combined with regional stratigraphic, seismic, and well data to constrain timing of motion and amount of offset along the faults.
  • Andaman Islands ophiolites (India): Structural mapping, combined with U-Pb dating of gabbro – dacites of the ophiolite sequence and overlying arc-related volcanics.
  • Dead Sea fault (Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria): Structural mapping combined with Ar-Ar dating of Pliocene – Pleistocene alkali volcanic rocks offset by the Dead Sea fault.
  • Moine thrust zone, Assynt (NW Scotland): Structural mapping, construction of balanced and restored cross-sections and interpretation of the timing and evolution of the Moine thrust zone using cross-cutting relationships of Loch Ailsh and Borralan alkali intrusions.

At Oxford I have supervised 27 D.Phil students working in Oman-U.A.E. (Jon Cox, Clare Warren, Tom Jordan, Brook Keats, Tyler Ambrose), Zanskar – Ladakh, N.W. Indian Himalaya (Ben Stephenson, James Walker, Richard Corfield, Christian Walker, Ian Cawood), Kohistan (Simon Gough), Tso Morari (Anna Bidgood), Hunza Karakoram (James Fraser), Baltoro Karakoram (Andrew Thow), Karakoram fault in Ladakh (Richard Phillips) Hindu Kush (Peter Hildebrand), SW Tibet (Gavin Chan), the Everest-Langtang region, Nepal and Tibet (Robert Simpson, Micah Jessup, John Cottle, Brendan Dyke), Eastern Tibet (Owen Weller, Richard Palin), the Makalu region of Nepal (Mike Streule), the Naxos core complex, Tinos ophiolite and eclogite, Aegean, Greece (Tom Lamont), Malaysia tin granites (Sam Ng).

At Oxford I have supervised 17 MRes students in Oxford:- Jamie Coussens (North Scotland), Jon Pownall (Lands End), Hannah Hughes (Cornwall), Robbie Cowan (Oman), Alan Cherry (UAE), Charles Cooper (Oman), Tom Lamont (Naxos, Greece), Robert Fox (Assynt, Scotland), Eleni Wood (Assynt, Scotland), Sam Cornish (Oman), John-Henry Charles (Lundy Island), Lauren Kedar (Oman), Adrian White (Oman), Ben Tindal (Oman), Tom Reeshemius (Oman), George Willment (Lizard, Cornwall), Tobermory Mackay-Champion (Lizard, Cornwall).

Teaching Profile

Anatomy of a Mountain Belt (4th year course)

North West Scotland Field Trip

Published Books and Maps

colliding continents thumbM.P.Searle, 2014. Colliding Continents: a geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet. Oxford University Press.himalaya map thumb

M.P.Searle, 1991. The Geology and Tectonics of the Karakoram Mountains . John Wiley and sons, Chichester 358 p. plus fold out colour map at 1:250,000 scale of the central Karakoram.

Mike Searle, 2013. Colliding Continents, a geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet (Oxford University Press) 444p.

Mike Searle, 2019. Geology of the Oman Mountains, Eastern Arabia (Springer) 478p.

Geological Map of the Mount Everest region, Nepal – south Tibet. Scale 1: 100,000

  • Searle, MP, Elliott, JR, Phillips, RJ, Chung, S-L, (2011) ‘Crustal-lithospheric structure and continental extrusion of Tibet’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 633-672 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-139
  • Searle, MP, Parrish, RR, Thow, AV, Noble, SR, Phillips, RJ, Waters, DJ, (2010) ‘Anatomy, age and evolution of a collisional mountain belt: the Baltoro granite batholith and Karakoram Metamorphic Complex, Pakistani Karakoram’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 183-202 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-043
  • Searle, MP, Law, RD, Dewey, JF, Streule, MJ, (2010) ‘Relationships between the Loch Ailsh and Borralan alkaline intrusions and thrusting in the Moine Thrust zone, southern Assynt culmination, NW Scotland’, Geological Society, London, Special Publications. pp. 383-404 doi: 10.1144/SP335.18
  • Searle, MP, Yeh, M-W, Lin, T-H, Chung, S-L, (2010) ‘Structural constraints on the timing of left-lateral shear along the Red River shear zone in the Ailao Shan and Diancang Shan Ranges, Yunnan, SW China’, GEOSPHERE. pp. 316-338 doi: 10.1130/GES00580.1
  • Crowley, JL, Waters, DJ, Searle, MP, Bowring, SA, (2009) ‘Pleistocene melting and rapid exhumation of the Nanga Parbat massif, Pakistan: Age and P-T conditions of accessory mineral growth in migmatite and leucogranite’, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS. pp. 408-420 doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.044
  • Cottle, JM, Searle, MP, Horstwood, MSA, Waters, DJ, (2009) ‘Timing of Midcrustal Metamorphism, Melting, and Deformation in the Mount Everest Region of Southern Tibet Revealed by U(-Th)-Pb Geochronology’, JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY. pp. 643-664 doi: 10.1086/605994
  • Searle, MP, Cottle, JM, Streule, MJ, Waters, DJ, (2010) ‘Crustal melt granites and migmatites along the Himalaya: melt source, segregation, transport and granite emplacement mechanisms’, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH. pp. 219-233 doi: 10.1017/S175569100901617X
  • Jessup, MJ, Cottle, JM, Searle, MP, Law, RD, Newell, DL, Tracy, RJ, Waters, DJ, (2008) ‘P-T-t-D paths of Everest Series schist, Nepal’, JOURNAL OF METAMORPHIC GEOLOGY. pp. 717-739 doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2008.00784.x
  • Green, OR, Searle, MP, Corfield, RI, Corfield, RM, (2008) ‘Cretaceous-tertiary carbonate platform evolution and the age of the India-Asia collision along the Ladakh Himalaya (northwest India)’, JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY. pp. 331-353 doi: 10.1086/588831
  • Searle, MP, Law, RD, Godin, L, Larson, KP, Streule, MJ, Cottle, JM, Jessup, MJ, (2008) ‘Defining the Himalayan Main Central Thrust in Nepal’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 523-534 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492007-081
  • Searle, MP, Noble, SR, Cottle, JM, Waters, DJ, Mitchell, AHG, Hlaing, T, Horstwood, MSA, (2007) ‘Tectonic evolution of the Mogok metamorphic belt, Burma (Myanmar) constrained by U-Th-Pb dating of metamorphic and magmatic rocks’, TECTONICS. pp. n/a-n/a doi: 10.1029/2006TC002083
  • Searle, MP, Alsop, GI, (2007) ‘Eye-to-eye with a mega-sheath fold: A case study from Wadi Mayh, northern Oman Mountains’, GEOLOGY. pp. 1043-1046 doi: 10.1130/G23884A.1
  • Phillips, RJ, Searle, MP, (2007) ‘Macrostructural and microstructural architecture of the Karakoram fault: Relationship between magmatism and strike-slip faulting’, TECTONICS. pp. n/a-n/a doi: 10.1029/2006TC001946
  • Searle, MP, Phillips, RJ, (2007) ‘Relationships between right-lateral shear along the Karakoram fault and metamorphism, magmatism, exhumation and uplift: evidence from the K2-Gasherbrum-Pangong ranges, north Pakistan and Ladakh’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 439-450 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492006-072
  • Searle, MP, Stephenson, B, Walker, J, Walker, C, (2007) ‘Restoration of the Western Himalaya: implications for metamorphic protoliths, thrust and normal faulting, and channel flow models’, EPISODES. pp. 242-257
  • Searle, MP, (2007) ‘Structural geometry, style and timing of deformation in the Hawasina window, Al Jabal al Akhdar and Saih Hatat culminations, Oman mountains’, GEOARABIA. pp. 99-130
  • Parrish, RR, Gough, SJ, Searle, MP, Waters, DJ, (2006) ‘Plate velocity exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure eclogites in the Pakistan Himalaya’, GEOLOGY. pp. 989-992 doi: 10.1130/G22796A.1
  • Godin, L, Grujic, D, Law, RD, Searle, MP, (2006) ‘Channel flow, ductile extrusion and exhumation in continental collision zones: an introduction’, Geological Society, London, Special Publications. pp. 1-23 doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.268.01.01
  • Searle, MP, Law, RD, Jessup, MJ, (2006) ‘Crustal structure, restoration and evolution of the Greater Himalaya in Nepal-South Tibet: implications for channel flow and ductile extrusion of the middle crust’, CHANNEL FLOW, DUCTILE EXTRUSION AND EXHUMATION IN CONTINENTAL COLLISION ZONES. pp. 355-378 doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.268.01.17
  • Searle, MP, (2006) ‘Role of the Red River Shear zone, Yunnan and Vietnam, in the continental extrusion of SE Asia’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 1025-1036 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492005-144
  • Jessup, MJ, Law, RD, Searle, MP, Hubbard, MS, (2006) ‘Structural evolution and vorticity of flow during extrusion and exhumation of the Greater Himalayan Slab, Mount Everest Massif, Tibet/Nepal: implications for orogen-scale flow partitioning’, Geological Society, London, Special Publications. pp. 379-413 doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.268.01.18
  • St-Onge, MR, Searle, MP, Wodicka, N, (2006) ‘Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America and Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibetan Orogen of Asia: Structural and thermal characteristics of the lower and upper plates’, TECTONICS. pp. n/a-n/a doi: 10.1029/2005TC001907
  • Searle, MP, Szulc, AG, (2005) ‘Channel flow and ductile extrusion of the high Himalayan slab – the Kangchenjunga-Darjeeling profile, Sikkim Himalaya’, JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES. pp. 173-185 doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.03.004
  • Phillips, RJ, Parrish, RR, Searle, MP, (2004) ‘Age constraints on ductile deformation and long-term slip rates along the Karakoram fault zone, Ladakh’, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS. pp. 305-319 doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.07.037
  • Searle, MP, Warren, CJ, Waters, DJ, Parrish, RR, (2004) ‘Structural evolution, metamorphism and restoration of the Arabian continental margin, Saih Hatat region, Oman Mountains’, JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. pp. 451-473 doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2003.08.005
  • Searle, MP, Simpson, RL, Law, RD, Parrish, RR, Waters, DJ, (2003) ‘The structural geometry, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Everest massif, High Himalaya of Nepal-South Tibet’, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. pp. 345-366 doi: 10.1144/0016-764902-126
  • Searle, MP, Godin, L, (2003) ‘The South Tibetan Detachment and the Manaslu Leucogranite: A structural reinterpretation and restoration of the Annapurna-Manaslu Himalaya, Nepal’, JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY. pp. 505-523 doi: 10.1086/376763
  • Searle, MP, Cox, J, (2002) ‘Subduction zone metamorphism during formation and emplacement of the Semail ophiolite in the Oman Mountains’, GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE. pp. 241-255 doi: 10.1017/S0016756802006532

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Published Books – Edited

  • A.H.F.Robertson, M.P.Searle and A.Ries (Editors), 1990. The Geology and Tectonics of the Oman Region. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 49, 845 p.
  • P.J.Treloar and M.P.Searle (Editors), 1993. Himalayan Tectonics . Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 630p.
  • M.Asif Khan, P.J.Treloar, M.P.Searle and M.Q.Jan (Editors), 2000. Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 170, 485p.
  • R.D. Law, M.P.Searle and L.Godin (Editors), 2006. Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 268, 620p.

1. Searle, M.P., Lippard, S.J., Smewing, J.D. & Rex, D.C. 1980. Volcanic rocks beneath the Semail Ophiolite nappe in the northern Oman Mountains and their significance in the Mesozoic evolution of Tethys. Journal Geological Society, London, 137, 589-604.
2. Searle, M.P. & Malpas, J. 1980. Structure and metamorphism of rocks beneath the Semail Ophiolite of Oman and their significance in ophiolite obduction. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 71, 247-262.
3. Pearce, J.A., Alabaster, T., Shelton, A.W. & Searle, M.P. 1981. The Oman Ophiolite as a Cretaceous Arc-Basin complex: evidence and implications. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, A300, 299-317.
4. Searle, M.P. & Graham, G.M. 1982. The “Oman Exotics” – carbonate build-ups associated with the early stages of continental rifting. Geology, 10, 43-49.
5. Searle, M.P. & Malpas, J. 1982. Petrochemistry and origin of sub-ophiolite metamorphic and related rocks in the Oman Mountains. Journal Geological Society, London, 139, 235-248.
6. Searle, M.P. 1983. Stratigraphy, structure and evolution of the Tibetan-Tethys zone in Zanskar and the Indus Suture Zone in the Ladakh Himalayas. Trans. Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 73, 203-217.
7. Searle, M.P. 1983. On the Tectonics of the Western Himalaya. Episodes 4, 21-26.
8. Searle, M.P., James, N.P., Calon, T.J. & Smewing, J.D. 1983. Sedimentological and structural evolution of the Arabian continental margin in the Musandam Mountains and Dibba zone, United Arab Emirates. Bulletin Geological Society of America, 94, 1381-1400.
9. Searle, M.P. & Stevens, R.K. 1984. Ophiolite obduction processes in ancient, modern and future ophiolites. In “Ophiolites and the oceanic lithosphere” eds Gass, I.G., Lippard, S.J. and Shelton, A.W. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London 13, 303-319.
10. Searle, M.P. 1984. Alkaline peridotite, pyroxenite and gabbroic intrusions in the Oman Mountains, Arabia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, 396-406.
11. Searle, M.P. 1985. Sequence of thrusting and origin of culminations in the northern and central Oman Mountains of Arabia. Journal of Structural Geology, 7, 129-143.
12. Searle, M.P. & Fryer, B.J. 1986. Garnet, tourmaline and muscovite- bearing leucogranites, gneisses and migmatites from the Higher Himalaya of Zanskar, Lahoul, Kulu and Kashmir. In “Collision Tectonics”, eds Coward, M.P. and Ries, A.C. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 19, 185-201.
13. England, P.C. & Searle, M.P. 1986. The Cretaceous – Tertiary deformation of the Lhasa block and its implications for the crustal thickening in Tibet. Tectonics, 5, 1-14.
14. Searle, M.P. & Cooper, D.J.W. 1986. Structure of the Hawasina Window culmination, central Oman Mountains. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, 77, 143-156.
15. Searle, M.P., Rex, A.J., Tirrul, R., Windley, B.F., StOnge, M. & Hoffman, P. 1986. A geological profile across the Baltoro Karakoram Range. Geological Bulletin University of Peshawar, 19, 1-12.
16. Searle, M.P. 1986. Structural evolution and sequence of thrusting in the High Himalayan, Tibetan-Tethys and Indus suture zones of Zanskar and Ladakh, western Himalaya. Journal of Structural Geology, 8,923-936.
17. Searle, M.P. & Windley, B.F. 1986. Comment on “Thrust tectonics and the deep structure of the Pakistan Himalaya”. Geology, 441-442.
18. Searle, M.P., Windley, B.F., Coward, M.P., Cooper, D.J.W., Rex, A.J., Rex, D.C., Li Tingdong, Xiao Xuchang, Jan, M.Q., Thakur, V.C. & Kumar, S. 1987. The closing of Tethys and the tectonics of the Himalaya. Bulletin Geological Society of America, 98, 678-701.
19. Searle, M.P. 1988. Thrust tectonics of the Dibba zone and the structural evolution of the Arabian continental margin along the Musandam mountains (Oman and United Arab Emirates). Journal Geological Society, London, 145, 43-53.
20. Searle, M.P. 1988. Structure of the Musandam culmination (Sultanate of Oman and United Arab Emirates) and the Straits of Hormuz syntaxis. Journal Geological Society, London, 145, 831-845.
21. Searle, M.P. 1988. Structural evolution and sequence of thrusting in the High Himalayan, Tibetan Tethys and Indus suture zones of Zanskar and Ladakh, western Himalaya: Reply. Journal of Structural Geology,10, 130-132.
22. Searle, M.P., Cooper, D.J.W. & Rex, A.J. 1988. Collision tectonics of the Ladakh – Zanskar Himalaya. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, A326, 117-150.
23. Rex, A.J., Searle, M.P., Tirrul, R., Crawford, M.B., Prior, D.J., Rex, D.C. & Barnicoat, A. 1988. The geochemical and tectonic evolution of the central Karakoram, N. Pakistan. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, A326, 229-255.
24. Searle, M.P. & Rex, A.J. 1989. Thermal model for the Zanskar Himalaya. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 7, 127-134.
25. Mohan, A., Windley, B.F. & Searle, M.P. 1989. Geothermobarometry and development of inverted metamorphism in the Darjeeling – Sikkim region of the eastern Himalaya. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 7, 95-110.
26. Searle, M.P., Rex, A.J., Tirrul, R., Rex, D.C., Barnicoat, A. & Windley, B.F. 1989. Metamorphic, magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Central Karakoram in the Biafo-Baltoro-Hushe regions of N. Pakistan. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 232, 47-73.
27. Searle, M.P. 1989. Thermal model for the Baltoro – Muztagh Karakoram. Geological Bulletin, University of Peshawar, 22, 1-9.
28. Searle, M.P., Smewing, J.D., Nolan, S.C., Hart, M. & Ramsay, A.T.S. 1989. Correction to “Sedimentological and structural evolution of the Arabian continental margin in the Musandam Mountains and Dibba zone, United Arab Emirates”. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 101, 314-316.
29. Treloar, P.J., Rex, D.C., Guise, P.G., Coward, M.P., Petterson, M.G., Searle, M.P., Windley, B.F., Luff, I.W. & Jan, M.Q. 1989. K-Ar and Ar-Ar geochronology of the Himalayan collision in NW Pakistan: constraints on the timing of suturing, deformation, metamorphism and uplift. Tectonics, 8, 881-909.

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1990

30. Schärer, U., Copeland, P., Harrison, T.M. & Searle, M.P. 1990. Age, cooling history, and origin of post-collisional leucogranites in the Karakoram Batholith: a multi-system isotope study. Journal of Geology, 98, 233-251.
31. Searle, M.P., Pickering, K.T. & Cooper, D.J.W. 1990. Restoration and evolution of the intermontane Indus molasse basin, Ladakh Himalaya, India. Tectonophysics, 174, 301-314.
32. Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R., Tirrul, R. & Rex, D.C. 1990. Age of crystallization and cooling of the K2 gneiss in the Baltoro Karakoram. Journal Geological Society, London, 147, 603-606.
33. Robertson, A.H.F. & Searle, M.P. 1990. The Oman Tethyan continental margin: stratigraphy, structure, concepts and controversies, In: “Geology and Tectonics of the Oman Region” eds Robertson, A.H.F., Searle, M.P. and Ries, A.C. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 49, 3-25.
34. Robertson, A.H.F., Blome, C.D., Cooper, D.J.W., Kemp, A.E.S. & Searle, M.P. 1990. Evolution of the Arabian continental margin in the Dibba zone, northern Oman Mountains. In: “Geology and Tectonics of the Oman Region” eds Robertson, A.H.F, Searle, M.P. and Ries, A.C. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 49, 251-284.
35. Searle, M.P., Cooper, D.J.W. & Watts, K.F. 1990. Structure of the Jebel Sumeini – Jebel Ghawil area, northern Oman. In: “Geology and Tectonics of the Oman Region” eds Robertson, A.H.F., Searle, M.P. and Ries, A.C. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 49, 361-374.
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1991

36. Searle, M.P. & Tirrul, R. 1991. Structural and thermal evolution of the Karakoram crust. Journal Geological Society, London, 148, 65-82.
37. Searle, M.P. 1991. Comment on “Precollision and postcollision thermal events in the Himalaya”. Geology, 19, 666-667.
38. Searle, M.P. 1991. Geology and Tectonics of the Karakoram Mountains. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, 358p. Includes Geological Map of the Central Karakoram, scale 1:250,000.
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1992

39. Crawford, M.B. & Searle, M.P. 1992. Field relationships and geochemistry of pre-collisional (India-Asia) granitoid magmatism in the Central Karakoram, North Pakistan. Tectonophysics, 206, 171-192.
40. Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Rex, D.C. & Wilson, R.N. 1992. Pressure, temperature and time constraints on Himalayan metamorphism from eastern Kashmir and western Zanskar. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 149, 753-773.
41. Searle, M.P., Crawford, M.B. & Rex, A.J. 1992. Field relations, geochemistry, origin and emplacement of the Baltoro granite, central Karakoram. Transactions of the Royal Society, Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 83, 519-538.
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1993

42. Wake, Cameron & Searle, Mike. 1993. Rapid advance of the Pumarikish Glacier, Hispar Glacier Basin, Karakoram Himalaya. Journal of Glaciology, 39, 131, 204-206.
43. Searle, M.P. & Treloar, P.J. 1993. Introduction: Himalayan Tectonics, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 1-8.
44. Crawford, M.B. & Searle, M.P. 1993. Collision-related granitoid magmatism and crustal structure of the Hunza Karakoram, north Pakistan. In: Treloar, P.J. and Searle, M.P. (eds) Himalayan Tectonics, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 53-68.
45. Reddy, S.M., Searle, M.P. & Massey, J.A. 1993. Structural evolution of the High Himalayan gneiss sequence, Langtang valley, Nepal. In: Treloar, P.J. and Searle, M.P. (eds) Himalayan Tectonics, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 375-390.
46. Searle, M.P., Metcalfe, R.P., Rex, A.J. & Norry, M.J. 1993. Field relations, petrogenesis and emplacement of the Bhagirathi leucogranite, Garhwal Himalaya. In: Treloar, P.J. and Searle, M.P. (eds) Himalayan Tectonics, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 429-443.
47. Metcalfe, R.P. 1993. Pressure, temperature and time constraints on metamorphism across the Main Central Thrust zone and High Himalayan Slab in the Garhwal Himalaya. In: Treloar, P.J. and Searle, M.P. (eds) Himalayan Tectonics, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 74, 485-509. (written by M.P. Searle following the death of P. Metcalfe in March 1992.
48. Searle, M.P., Dransfield, M.W. & Johnson, M.R.W. 1993. Inverted metamorphism in the intracontinental ductile shear zone during Himalayan collision – Comment. Geology, 90-91.
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1994

49. Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Martin, H.N. & Rex, D.C. 1994. Structure and metamorphism of blueschist-eclogite facies rocks from the northeastern Oman Mountains. Journal Geological Society, London, 151, 555-576.
50. Searle, M.P. 1994. Structure of the intra-plate eastern Palmyride Fold Belt, Syria. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 106, 1332-1350.
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1995

51. Searle, M.P. 1995. The Rise and Fall of Tibet. Nature 2nd March vol. 374, 17-18.
52. Noble. S. & Searle, M.P. 1995. Age of crustal melting and leucogranite formation from U-Pb zircon and monazite dating in the western Himalaya, Zanskar, India. Geology, 23, 1135-38.
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1996

53. Searle, M.P. 1996. Geological evidence against large-scale pre-Holocene offsets along the Karakoram Fault: implications for the limited extrusion of the Tibetan Plateau. Tectonics, 15, 171-186.
54. Searle, M.P. 1996. Cooling history, Erosion, Exhumation and Kinematics of the Himalaya – Karakoram – Tibet orogenic belt. In: “Tectonics of Asia” (Eds: An Yin and T.M. Harrison). Rubey Symposium volume, Los Angeles, p. 110-137.
55. Hodges, K.V., Parrish, R.R. & Searle, M.P. 1996. Tectonic evolution of the Central Annapurna Range, Nepalese Himalayas. Tectonics, 15, 1264-1291.
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1997

56. Searle, M.P., Corfield, R.I., Stephenson, B.J. & McCarron, J. 1997. Structure of the North Indian continental margin in the Ladakh – Zanskar Himalayas: implications for the timing of ophiolite obduction, India – Asia collision and deformation events in the Himalaya. Geological Magazine, 134, 297-316.
57. Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R., Hodges, K.V., Hurford, A., Ayres, M.W. & Whitehouse, M.J. 1997. Shisha Pangma leucogranite, South Tibet: Field relations, geochemistry, age, origin and emplacement. Journal of Geology, 105, 295-317.
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1998

58. Searle, M.P., Weinberg, R.F. & Dunlap, W.J. 1998. Transpressional tectonics along the Karakoram fault zone, northern Ladakh: constraints on Tibetan extrusion. In: Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A. and Dewey, J.F. (eds) Continental Transpressional and Transtensional Tectonics. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 135, 307-325.
59. Weinberg, R.F. & Searle, M.P. 1998. The Pangong Injection Complex, Indian Karakoram: a case of pervasive granite flow through hot, viscous crust. Journal of Geological Society, London, 155, 883-891.
60. Dunlap, W.J., Weinberg, R.F. & Searle, M.P. 1998. Karakoram fault zone rocks cool in two phases. Journal of Geological Society, London, 155, 903-912.
61. Hildebrand, P.R., Noble, S.R., Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R. & Shakirullah. 1998. Tectonic significance of 24 Ma crustal melting in the eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Geology, 26, 871-4.
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1999

62. Searle, M.P. 1999. Extensional and compressional faults in the Everest – Lhotse massif, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal. Journal of Geological Society, London, 156, 227-240.
63. Searle, M.P. 1999. Emplacement of Himalayan leucogranites by magma injection along giant sill complexes: examples from the Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang and Everest leucogranites (Nepal Himalaya). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 17, 773-783.
64. Weinberg, Roberto & Searle, Mike 1999. Volatile-assited intrusion and autometasomatism of leucogranites in the Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal. Journal of Geology, 107, 27-48.
65. Searle, Mike & Cox, Jon. 1999. Tectonic setting, Origin and Obduction of the Oman Ophiolite. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, 111,104-122.
66. Searle, M.P., Noble, S.R., Hurford, A.J. & Rex, D.C. 1999. Age of crustal melting, emplacement and exhumation history of the Shivling leucogranite. Geological Magazine, 136, 513-525.
67. Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Dransfield, M.W., Stephenson, B.J., Walker, C.B., Walker, J.D. & Rex, D.C. 1999. Thermal and mechanical models for the structural and metamorphic evolution of the Zanskar High Himalaya. In: MacNiocaill, C. and Ryan, P. (eds) Continental Tectonics. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 164, 139-156.
68. Corfield, Richard, Searle, Mike & Green, Owen. 1999. The Photang Thrust Sheet: a subduction – accretion complex beneath the Spontang ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 156, 1031-1044.
69. Cox, Jon, Searle, Mike, & Pedersen, Rolf 1999. The petrogenesis of peraluminous leucogranitic dykes intruding the northern Semail ophiolite, United Arab Emirates: field relationships, geochemistry and Sr/Nd isotope systematics. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 137, 267-287.
70. Searle, M.P., Asif Khan, M., Fraser, J.E., Gough, S.J. & Qasim Jan, M. 1999. The tectonic evolution of the Kohistan – Karakoram collision belt along the Karakoram Highway transect, North Pakistan. Tectonics, 18, 929-949.
71. Walker, J.D., Martin, M.W., Bowring, S., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J. and Hodges, K.V. 1999. Metamorphism, melting and extension: age constraints from the High Himalayan slab of SE Zanskar and NW Lahoul, Indian Himalaya. Journal of Geology, 107, 473-495.
72. Searle, M.P. & Owen, L.A. 1999. The evolution of the Indus River in relation to topographic uplift, erosion, climate and geology of western Tibet, the Trans-Himalayan and High Himalayan Ranges. In: Meadows, A. and Meadows, P. (Eds) The Indus River: Biodiversity, Resources, Humankind. Proceedings of the Linnean Society, London, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 210-231.
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2000

73. Corfield, R.I. & Searle, M.P. 2000. Crustal shortening estimates across the north Indian continental margin, Ladakh, NW India. In: Asif Khan, M., Treloar, P.J., Searle, M.P. and M. Qasim Jan, (Eds) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalayas, Geological Society, London Special Publication, 170, 395-410.
74. Hildebrand, P.R., Searle, M.P., Shakirullah, Zafarali Khan, & van Heijst, H.J. 2000. Geological evolution of the Hindu Kush, NW frontier Pakistan: Active margin to continent – continent collision zone. In: Asif Khan, M., Treloar, P.J., Searle, M.P. and Qasim Jan, M., (Eds) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalayas, Geological Society, London Special Publication, 170, 277-293.
75. Simpson, R.L., Parrish, R.R., Searle, M.P. & 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.
76. Stephenson, B.J., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P., Rex, D.C. & Guise, P. 2000. New PTt constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the Main Central Thrust zone and High Himalayan slab around the Kishtwar and Kulu Windows, N.W. India. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 18, 571-590.
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2001

77. Hildebrand, P.R., Noble, S.R., Searle, M.P & Parrish, R.R. 2001. Old origin for an active mountain range: geology and geochronology of the eastern Hindu Kush, Pakistan. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113, 625-639.
78. Pedersen, R-B., Searle, M.P. & Corfield, R.I. 2001. U-Pb zircon ages from the Spontang Ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 158, 513-520.
79. Searle, M.P. 2001. Dating the Indian continental subduction and collisional thickening in the northwest Himalaya: Multichronology of the Tso Morari eclogites: Comment. Geology, 191-2.
80. Noble, S.R., Searle, M.P. & Walker, C.B. 2001. Age and tectonic significance of Permian granites, Zanskar, NW India. Journal of Geology, 109,127-135.
81. Searle, M.P., Hacker, B.R. & Bilham, Roger, 2001. The Hindu Kush seismic zone as a paradigm for the creation of Ultra-High Pressure diamond and coesite-bearing continental rocks. Journal of Geology, 109, 143-153.
82. Walker, C.B., Searle, M.P. & Waters, D.J. 2001. An integrated tectono-thermal model for the evolution of the High Himalayas in western Zanskar, with constraints from thermobarometry metamorphic modelling. Tectonics, 20, 810-833.
83. Stephenson, B.J., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J. & Rex, D.C. 2001. Structure of the Main Central Thrust and extrusion of the High Himalayan deep crustal wedge, Kishtwar – Zanskar Himalaya. Journal of Geological Society, London, 158, 637-652.
84. Fraser, J.E., Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R. & Noble, S.R. 2001. Chronology of deformation, metamorphism and magmatism in the southern Karakoram. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113, 1443-1455.
85. Corfield, R.I., Searle, M.P. & Pedersen, R-B. 2001. Tectonic setting, origin and obduction history of the Spontang Ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Journal of Geology, 109, 715-736.
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2002

86. Searle, M.P., Simpson, R.L., Law, R.D., Waters, D.J. & 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.
87. Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J. & Stephenson, B.J. 2002. Pressure – temperature – time path discontinuity in the Main Central thrust zone, central Nepal: Comment. Geology, 479-480.
88. Searle, M.P. & Cox, J.S. 2002. Subduction zone metamorphism during formation and emplacement of the Semail Ophiolite in the Oman Mountains. Geological Magazine, 139, 241-255.
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2003

89. Searle, M.P., Simpson, R.L., Law, R.D, Parrish, R.R. & Waters, D.J. 2003. The structural geometry, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the Everest massif, High Himalaya of Nepal – south Tibet. Journal of Geological Society, London, 160, 345-366.
90. Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. 2003. The South Tibetan Detachment and the Manaslu Leucogranite: A structural re-interpretation and restoration of the Annapurna-Manaslu Himalaya, Nepal, Journal of Geology, 111, 505-523.
91. Searle, M.P., Warren, C.J., Waters, D.J. & Parrish, R.R. 2003. Subduction zone polarity in the Oman Mountains: implications for ophiolite emplacement. In: Dilek, Y. and Robinson, P.T. (Eds). Ophiolites in Earth History. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 218, 467-480.
92. Warren, C.J., Parrish, R.R., Searle, M.P. & Waters, D.J. 2003. Dating the subduction of the Arabian continental margin beneath the Semail ophiolite, Oman, Geology, 31, 889-892.
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2004

93. Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Simpson, R.L. 2004. Strain, deformation temperatures and vorticity of flow at the top of the Greater Himalayan Slab, Everest massif, Tibet. Journal of Geological Society, London, 161, 305-320.
94. Searle, M.P., Warren, C.J., Waters, D.J. & Parrish, R.R. 2004. Structural evolution, metamorphism and restoration of the Arabian continental margin, Saih Hatat region, Oman Mountains. Journal of Structural Geology, 26, 451-473.
95. Searle, M.P. & Phillips, R.J. 2004. A Comment on “Large-scale geometry, offset and kinematic evolution of the Karakoram fault, Tibet” by R. Laccassin et al. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 229, 155-158.
96. Phillips, R.J., Parrish, R.R. & Searle, M.P. 2004. Age constraints on ductile deformation and long-term slip rates along the Karakoram fault zone, Ladakh. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 226, 305-319.
97. Corfield, R.I., Watts, A.B. & Searle, M.P. 2004. Subsidence history of the North Indian continental margin, Zanskar – Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 162, 135-146.
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2005

98. Searle, M.P. 2005. Mountain Building and Orogeny. In: Encylopaedia Brittanica, p. 417-425.
99. Searle, M.P. & Szulc, A.G. 2005. Channel Flow and ductile extrusion of the High Himalayan slab, Kangchenjunga – Darjeeling profile, Sikkim Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 25, 173-185.
100. Searle, M.P., Warren, C.J., Waters, D.J. & Parrish, R.R. 2005. Reply to Comment by Gray, Gregory & Miller on “Structural evolution, metamorphism and restoration of the Arabian continental margin, Saih Hatat region, Oman Mountains”. Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 375-377.
101. Warren, C.J., Parrish, R.R., Waters, D.J. & Searle, M.P. 2005. Dating the geological history of Oman’s Semail Ophiolite: insights from U-Pb geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-005-0028-5.
102. Corfield, R.I., Watts, A.B. & Searle, M.P. 2005. Discussion on subsidence history of the North Indian continental margin, Zanskar – Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 162, 889-892.
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2006

103. Searle, Mike. 2006. Co-seismic uplift of coral reefs along the western Andaman Islands during the December 26th 2004 earthquake. Coral Reef Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00338-005-0051-z.
104. Godin, L., Grujic, D., Law, R.D. & Searle, M.P. 2006. Channel Flow, ductile extrusion and exhumation in continental collision zones: an introduction. In: Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. (Eds) Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 268, 1-23.
105. Searle, M.P., Law, R.D., Jessup, M. & Simpson, R.L. 2006. Crustal structure and evolution of the Greater Himalaya in Nepal – South Tibet: implications for channel flow and ductile extrusion of the middle crust. In: Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. (Eds) Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 268, 355-378.
106. Jessup, M.J., Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Hubbard, M.S. 2006. Structural evolution and vorticity of flow during extrusion and exhumation of the Greater Himalayan Slab, Mount Everest massif, Tibet/Nepal: implications for orogen-scale flow partitioning. In: Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. (Eds) Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 268, 379-413.
107. Scaillet, B. & Searle, M.P. 2006. Mechanisms and timescales of felsic magma segregation, ascent and emplacement in the Himalaya. In: Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. (Eds) Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 268, 293-308.
108. Godin, L., Gleeson, T., Searle, M.P., Ullrich, T.D. and Parrish, R.R. 2006. Locking of southward extrusion in favour of rapid crustal-scale buckling of the Greater Himalayan Sequence, Nar valley, central Nepal. In: Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. & Godin, L. (Eds) Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 268, 269-292.
109. Searle, M.P. 2006. Role of the Red River Fault, Yunnan and Vietnam, in the continental extrusion of Southeast Asia. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 163, 1-12.
110. St.Onge, M., Searle, M.P. & Wodicka, N. 2006. The Trans-Hudson orogen of North America and the Himalaya – Karakoram – Tibet orogen of Asia: structural and thermal characteristics of the upper and lower plate. Tectonics, 25, TC4006, doi:10.1029/2005TC001907.
111. Rai, S.S., Preistley, K., Gaur, V.K., Singh, M.P. & Searle, M.P. 2006. Configuration of the Indian Moho beneath the NW Himalaya and Ladakh. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L15308, doi:10.1029/2006GL026076.
112. Parrish, R.R., Gough, S.J., Searle, M.P. & Waters, D.J. 2006. Plate velocity exhumation of Ultrahigh-pressure eclogites in the Pakistan Himalaya, Geology, 34, 989-992.
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2007

113. Phillips, R.J. & Searle, M.P. 2007. Macrostructural and microstructural architecture of the Karakoram Fault: the relationship between magmatism and strike-slip faulting. Tectonics, 26, TC3017, doi:10.1029/2006TC001946.
114. Searle, M.P. & Phillips, R.J. 2007. Relationships between right-lateral shear along the Karakoram fault and metamorphism, magmatism, exhumation and uplift: evidence from the K2 – Gasherbrum ranges, North Pakistan and Ladakh. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 439-450.
115. Searle, M.P. 2007. Structural geometry, style and timing of deformation in the Hawasina Window, Al Jabal al Akhdar and Saih Hatat culminations, Oman Mountains. GeoArabia, 12, 99-130.
116. Rutter, E.H., Faulkner, D.R., Brodie, K.H., Phillips, R.J. & Searle, M.P. 2007. Rock deformation processes in the Karakoram fault zone, Eastern Karakoram, Ladakh, NW India. Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 1-12.
117. Searle, M.P., St-Onge, M.R. & Wodicka, N. 2007. Reply to Comment by Jason Ali and Jonathan Aitchison on “Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America and Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Orogen of Asia: Structural and thermal characteristics of lower and upper plates” by M.R. St-Onge et al. Tectonics, 26, TC3019, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002101.
118. Searle, M.P., Noble, S.R., Cottle, J.M., Waters, D.J., Mitchell, A.H.G., Tin Hlaing, & Horstwood, M.S.A. 2007. Tectonic evolution of the Mogok metamorphic belt, Burma (Myanmar) constrained by U-Th-Pb dating of metamorphic and magmatic rocks. Tectonics, 26, TC3014, doi: 10.1029/2006TC002083.
119. Searle, M.P. 2007. Diagnostic features and processes in the construction and evolution of Oman-, Zagros- Himalayan-, Karakoram-, and Tibetan-type orogenic belts. In: Hatcher, R.D., Carlson, M.P., McBride, J.H and Martinez Catalan, J.R. eds., 4-D Framework of Continental crust. Geological Society of America, Memoir 200, p. 41-61, doi: 10.1130/2007.1200(04).
120. Searle, M.P. 2007. Reply to Discussion by Leloup, Tapponnier & Lacassin, on the role of the Red River shear zone, Yunnan and Vietnam, in the continental extrusion of SE Asia. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 1-8.
121. Searle, M.P. & Alsop, G.I. 2007. Eye to eye with a mega-sheath fold: A case study from Wadi Mayh, northern Oman Mountains. Geology, 35, no. 11, 1043-6.
122. Cottle, J.M., Jessup, M.J., Newell, D.L., Searle, M.P., Law, R.D. & Horstwood, M.S.A. 2007. Structural insights into the early stages of exhumation along an orogen-scale detachment: the South Tibetan Detachment System, Dzakaa Chu section, Eastern Himalaya. Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 1781-1797. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2007.08.007.
123. Searle, M.P., Stephenson, B.J., Walker, J.D. & Walker, C.B. 2007. Restoration of the Greater Himalaya in Zanskar – Lahoul: implications for metamorphic protoliths, thrust and normal faulting, and channel flow in the Western Himalaya. Episodes, 30, 242-257.
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2008

124. Searle, Mike. 2008. Geology of Tadjikistan, In: Tadjikistan and the High Pamir, Spectrum books, Hong Kong.
125. Searle, M.P., Law, R.D., Godin, L., Larson, K.P., Streule, M.J., Cottle, J.M. & Jessup, M.J. 2008. Defining the Himalayan Main Central Thrust in Nepal. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 523-534.
126. Chung, S-L., Searle, M.P. & Yeh, M-W. 2008. Discussion: The Age of potassic alkaline igneous rocks along the Ailao Shan – Red River Shear zone: Implications for the onset age of left-lateral shearing: A Discussion. Journal of Geology, 116, 2. doi:10.1086/527458
127. Jessup. M.J., Searle, M.P., Cottle, J.M., Law, R.D., Newell, D.L., Tracy, R.J. & Waters, D.J. 2008. P-T-t-D paths of Everest Series schist, Nepal. Journal of Metamorphic Petrology, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2008.00784.x.
128. Green, O.R., Searle, M.P., Corfield, R.I. & Corfield, R.M. 2008. Cretaceous – Tertiary carbonate platform evolution and the age of India – Asia collision along the Ladakh Himalaya (NW India). Journal of Geology, 116, p. 331-353 doi: 10.1086/588831.
129. Myrow, P.M., Hughes, N.C., Searle, M.P., Peng, S-C & Parcha, S.K. 2008. Stratigraphic correlation of Cambrian – Ordovician deposits along the Himalaya: implications for the age and nature of rocks in the Mount Everest region. Bulletin Geological Society of America, doi: 10.1130/B26384.1.
130. Searle, M.P. & Ali, M. 2008. Structural geometry and tectonic evolution of the Jebel Sumeini – Al Ain region, Northern Oman and eastern Abu Dhabi. GeoArabia, 14, 115-142.
131. Stork, A.L., Selby, N.D., Heyburn, R. & Searle, M.P. 2008. Accurate relative earthquake hypocenters reveal structure of the Burma subduction zone. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98, 2815-2827.
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132. Searle, M.P. & Phillips, R.J. 2009. Comment on: ‘Does the Karakoram fault interrupt mid-crustal channel flow in the western Himalaya?’ by M. Leech. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl2009.05.036.
133. Crowley, J.L., Bowring, S.A., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P., Hodges, K.V. & Ramezani, J. 2009. Timescale of accessory mineral growth in Pleistocene leucogranites and exhumation rates at Nanga Parbat, Pakistan Himalaya, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288, 408-420. Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.044
134. Boyce, J.W., Hodges, K.V., King, D., Crowley, J.L., Jercinovic, M., Chatterjee, N., Bowring, S.A. & Searle, M.P. 2009. Improved confidence in (U-Th)/He thermochronology using the laser microprobe: an example from a Pleistocene leucogranite, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 10, doi:10.1029/2009GC002497.
135. Cottle, J.M., Searle, M.P., Horstwood, M.S.A. & Waters, D.J. 2009a. Timing of mid-crustal metamorphism, melting and deformation in the Mount Everest region of South Tibet revealed by U-Th-Pb geochronology. Journal of Geology, 117, 643-664. Doi: 10.1086/605994
136. Cottle, J.M., Jessup, M.J., Newell, D.L., Horstwood, M.S.A., Noble, S.R., Parish, R.R., Waters, D.J. & Searle, M.P. 2009b. Geochronology of granulitised eclogite from the Ama Drime massif: implications for the tectonic evolution of the South Tibetan Himalaya. Tectonics, 28, TC1002, doi: 10.1029/2008TC002256.
137. Streule, M.J., Phillips, R.J., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J. & Horstwood, M. 2009. Evolution and chronology of the Pangong Metamorphic complex, Eastern Karakoram: constraints from thermobarometry, metamorphic modeling and U-Pb geochronology, Journal of the Geological Society London, 166, 919-932. Doi: 10.1144/0016-76492008-117.
138. Chan, G.H-N., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P., Aitchison, J.C., Hortswood, M.S.A., Crowley, Q. & Chan, J.S-L. 2009. Probing the basement of southern Tibet: evidence from crustal xenoliths entrained in a Miocene ultrapotassic dyke. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 45-52. Doi: 10.1144/0016-76492007-145.
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139. Searle, M.P. 2010. Low-angle normal faults in the compressional Himalayan orogen: Evidence from the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Nepal. Geosphere, 6, no. 4, 296-315, doi: 10.1130/GES00549.1
140. Searle, M.P., Yeh, M-W., Lin, T-H. & Chung, S-L. 2010. Structural constraints on the timing of left-lateral shear along the Red River shear zone in the Ailao Shan and Diancang Shan Ranges, Yunnan, SW China. Geosphere, 6, no. 4, 1-23, doi: 10.1130/GES00580.1
141. Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R., Thow, A.V., Noble, S.R., Phillips, R.J. & Waters, D.J. 2010. Anatomy, age, and evolution of a collisional mountain belt: the Baltoro granite batholith and Karakoram Metamorphic Complex, Pakistani Karakoram. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167,183-202, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-043.
142. Pedersen, R.B., Searle, M.P., Carter, A. & Bandopadhyay, P.C. 2010. U-Pb zircon age of the Andaman ophiolite: implications for the beginning of subduction beneath the Andaman – Sumatra arc. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 1105-1112, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-151
143. Searle, M.P., Law, R.D., Dewey, J.F. & Streule, M.J. 2010. Relationship between the Loch Ailsh and Borralan alkaline intrusions and thrusting in the Moine Thrust zone, southern Assynt culmination, NW Scotland. In: Law, R.D. et al. (eds) Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building: The Legacy of Peach and Horne. Geological Society, London Special Publication, 335, 383-404. Doi: 10.1144/SP335.18 0305-8719/10.
144. Streule, M.J., Strachan, R.A., Searle, M.P. & Law, R.D. 2010. Comparing Himalayan and Caledonian crustal architecture, evolution and mountain building processes. In: Law, R.D. et al. (eds) Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building: The Legacy of Peach and Horne. Geological Society, London Special Publication, 335, 207-232. Doi: 10.1144?SP335.10 0305-8719/10
145. Searle, M.P. & Treloar, P.J. 2010. Was Late Cretaceous – Palaeocene obduction of ophiolite complexes the primary cause of crustal thickening and regional metamorphism in the Pakistan Himalaya? In: Kusky, T.M., Zhai, M-G. & Xiao, W. (eds) The Evolving Continents: Understanding processes of continental growth. Geological Society, London Special Publication, 338, 345-359. Doi: 10.1144/SP338.16. 0305-8719/10
146. Searle, M.P., Chung, S-L. & Lo, C-H. 2010. Geological offsets and age constraints along the northern Dead Sea fault, Syria. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 1-8. Doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-009.
147. St-Onge, M.R., Rayner, N. & Searle, M.P. 2010. Zircon age determinations for the Ladakh batholith at Chumatang (Northwest India): Implications for the age of the India-Asia collision in the Ladakh Himalaya. Tectonophysics, 495, 171-183 doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.09.010.
148. Robinson, D.P., Das, S. & Searle, M.P. 2010. Earthquake fault superhighways. Tectonophysics, 493, 236-243. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.01.010
149. Agard, P., Searle, M.P., Alsop, G.I. & Dubacq, B. 2010. Crustal stacking and expulsion tectonics during continental subduction: P-T-deformation constraints from Oman. Tectonics, 29, TC5018, doi: 10.1029/2010TC002669.
150. Searle, M.P., Cottle, J.M., Streule, M.J. and Waters, D.J. 2010. Crustal melt granitoids and migmatites along the Himalaya: melt source, segregation, transport and granite emplacement mechanisms. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, v. 100, 219-233, doi:10.1017/SI75569100901617X

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2011

151. Searle, M.P. & Morley, C.K. 2011. Tectonics and Thermal Evolution of Thailand in the regional context of Southeast Asia, In: Ridd, M.F., Barber, A.J. & Crow, M.J. (Eds) The Geology of Thailand, Ch. 20, Geological Society London Memoir, Geology of Thailand, 539-571.
152. Searle, M.P., Elliott, J.R., Phillips, R.J. & Chung, S-L. 2011. Crustal-Lithospheric structure, geological evolution and continental extrusion of Tibet. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 633-672, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-139.
153. Searle, M.P., Chung, S-L. & Lo, C-H. 2011. Reply to Discussion on ‘Geological offsets and age constraints along the northern Dead Sea fault, Syria’. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 1-2. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-166
154. Streule, M.J., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J. & Horstwood, M. 2011. Metamorphism, melting and channel flow in the Greater Himalayan Sequence and Makalu leucogranite: constraints from thermobarometry, metamorphic modeling and U-Pb geochronology. Tectonics, 29, TC5011, doi: 10.1029/2009TC002533.
155. Law, R.D., Jessup, M.J., Searle, M.P., Francsis, M.K., Waters, D.J. & Cottle, J.M. 2011. Telescoping of isotherms beneath the South Tibetan Detachment System, Mount Everest Massif. Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1569-1594, doi: 10.1016/jsg.2011.09.004
156. Searle, M.P. 2011. Geological evolution of the Karakoram Ranges. Italian Journal of Geoscience, 130, no.2, 147-159, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2011.08
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2012

157. Lin, T-H, Chung, S-L., Chiu, H-Y, Wu, F-Y, Yeh, M-W., Searle, M.P. & Iizuka, Y. 2012. Zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope constraints from the Ailao Shan-Red River shear zone on the tectonic and crustal evolution of southwestern China. Chemical Geology, 291, 23-37, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.11.011
158. Cooper, D.J.W., Searle, M.P. & Ali, M. 2012. Structural evolution of Jebel Qumayrah: A salt-intruded culmination in the northern Oman Mountains. GeoArabia, 17, 121-150.
159. Streule, M.J., Carter, A., Searle, M.P. & Cottle, J.M. 2012. Constraints on brittle field exhumation of the Everest-Makalu section of the Greater Himalayan Sequence: Implications for models of crustal flow. Tectonics, 31, TC3010, doi: 10.1029/2011TC0030062
160. Searle, M.P., Whitehouse, M.J., Robb, L.J., Ghani, A.A., Hutchison, C.S., Sone, M., Ng, S.W-P., Roselee, M.H., Chung, S-L. & Oliver, G.J.H. 2012. Tectonic evolution of the Sibumasu-Indochina terrane collision zone in Thailand and Malaysia: constraints from U-Pb zircon chronology of SE Asian tin granitoids. Journal of Geological Society, London, doi: 10.1144/0016-7492011-1076
161. St-Onge, M.R., Rayner, N., Palin, R.M., Searle, M.P. & Waters, D.J. 2012. Integrated pressure-temperature-time constraints for the Tso Morari dome (Northwest India): Implications for the burial and exhumation path of UHP units in the western Himalaya. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/jmg.12030.
162. Palin, R.M., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Horstwood, M.S.A. & Parrish, R.R. 2012. Combined thermobarometry and geochronology of peraluminous metapelites from the Karakoram Metamorphic Complex, North Pakistan; New insights into the tectonothermal evolution of the Baltoro and Hunza Valley regions. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2012.00999.x
163. Pownall, J.M., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P., Shail, R.K. and Robb, L.J. 2012. Shallow laccolithic emplacement of the Land’s End and Tregonning granites, Cornwall, UK: Evidence from aureole field relations and P-T modeling of cordierite-anthophyllite hornfels. Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES00802.1.
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2013

164. Cooper, D.J.W., Ali, M.Y., Searle, M.P. and Al-Lazki, A.I. 2013. Salt intrusions in Jabal Qumayrah, northern Oman Mountains: Implications from structural and gravity investigations. GeoArabia, v. 18, p. 141-176.
165. Phillips, R.J., Searle, M.P. and Parrish, R.R. 2013. The geochemical and temporal evolution of the continental lithosphere and its relationship to continental-scale faulting: The Karakoram Fault, eastern Karakoram, NW Himalayas. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 3, doi:10.1002/ggge.20061
166. Palin, R.M., Searle, M.P., St-Onge, M.R., Waters, D.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Horstwood, M.S.A., Parrish, R.R., Weller, O., Chen, S & Yang, J. 2013a. Monazite geochronology and petrology of kyanite- and sillimanite-grade migmatites from the northwestern flank of the Eastern Himalayan syntaxis. Gondwana Research, doi:org.10/1016.j.gr.2013.06.022
167. Palin, R.M., Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K., Charusiri, P., Hortswood, M.S.A. and Roberts, N.M.W. 2013b. Timing of metamorphism of the Lansang gneiss and implications for left-lateral motion along the Mae Ping (Wang Chao) strike-slip fault, Thailand. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, doi.org/10.1016/j.seaes.2013.01.0121
168. Weller, O.M., St-Onge, M.R., Waters, D.J., Rayner, N., Searle, M.P., Chung, S-L., Palin, R.M., Lee, Y-H. and Xu, X. 2013. Quantifying Barrovian metamorphism in the Danba Structural Culmination of eastern Tibet. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:10.1111/jmg/12050
169. Ghani, A.A., Searle, M.P, Robb, L. and Chung, S-L. 2013. Transitional I S type characteristics in the Main Range Granite, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, doi.org/10.1016/j.seaes.2013.05.013
170. Chan, G.H., Aitchison, J.C., Crowley, Q.G., Horstwood, M.S.A., Searle, M.P., Parrish, R.R. and Chan, J.S-L. 2013. U-Pb zircon ages for Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone ophiolites, southwestern Tibet and their tectonic implications. Gondwana Research, http://dx.doi.org/101016/j.gr.2013.06.016
171. Ali, M.Y., Watts, A.B. and Searle, M.P. 2013. Seismic stratigraphy and susbsidence history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rifted margin and overlying foreland basins. In: Al-Hosani, K. et al. (Eds) Lithosphere Dynamics and Sedimentary Basins: The Arabian Plate and Analogues. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30609-9_6
172. Searle. M.P. 2013. Crustal melting, ductile flow and deformation in mountain belts: Cause and effect relationships. Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/RF/L006.1

2014

173. Searle, M.P., Cherry, A.G., Ali, M.Y. and Cooper, D.J.W. 2014. Tectonics of the Musandam Peninsula and northern Oman Mountains: from ophiolite obduction to continental collision. GeoArabia, 19, 135-174.
174. Searle, M.P. 2014. Preserving Oman’s geological heritage: proposal for establishment of World Heritage Sites, National GeoParks and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In: Rollinson, H.R., Searle, M.P., Abbasi, I.A., Al-Lazki, A. and Al-Kindy, M.H. (Editors) Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 392, 7-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP392.2
175. Cowan, R.J., Searle, M.P. and Waters, D.J. 2014. Structure of the metamorphic sole to the Oman Ophiolite, Sumeini Window and Wadi Tayyin: implications for ophiolite obduction processes. In: Rollinson, H.R., Searle, M.P., Abbasi, I.A., Al-Lazki, A. and Al-Kindy, M.H. (Editors) Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 392, 149-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP392.8
176. Cooper, D.J.W., Ali, M.Y. and Searle, M.P. 2014. Structure of the northern Oman Mountains from the Semail Ophiolite to the Foreland Basin. In: Rollinson, H.R., Searle, M.P., Abbasi, I.A., Al-Lazki, A. and Al-Kindy, M.H. (Editors) Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 392, 125-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP392.7
177. Ali, M.Y., Cooper, D.J.W., Searle, M.P. and Al-Lazki, A. 2014. Origin of gypsiferous intrusions in the Hawasina Window, Oman Mountains: Implications from structural and gravity investigations. GeoArabia, 19, (2), 17-48.
178. Palin, R.M., St-Onge, M.R., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P. and Dyck, B. 2014a. Phase equilibria modeling of retrograde amphibolite and clinozoisite in mafic eclogite from the Tso Morari massif, northwest India: constraining the P-T-M(H2O) conditions of exhumation. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 32, 675-693. doi:10.1111/jmg.12085
179. Gardiner, N.J., Robb, L.J. & Searle, M.P. 2014. The Metallogenic Provinces of Myanmar. Applied Earth Sciences, 123. doi: 10.1179/1743275814Y.0000000049
180. Wallis, D., Parsons, A.J., Phillips, R.J., Searle, M.P. & Ferré, E.C. 2014. Comment on “Interplay of deformation and magmatism in the Pangong Transpressional Zone, Eastern Ladakh, India: Implications for remobilization of the trans-Himalayan magmatic arc and initiation of the Karakoram Fault” by K. Sen, B.K. Mukerjee and A.S. Collins. Journal of Structural Geology, 65, 117-119. doi: http//dx.doi.org/10.1016//j.jsg.2014/03/008
181. Parsons, A.J., Law, R.D., Searle, M.P., Phillips, R.J. and Lloyd, G.E. 2014. Geology of the Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu Himalaya, Western region, Nepal, 1:200,000. Journal of Maps, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2014.984784
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2015

182. Palin, R.M., Searle, M.P., St-Onge, M.R., Waters, D.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Horstwood, M.S.A., Parrish, R.R. & Weller, O.M. 2015. Two-stage cooling history of pelitic and semi-pelitic mylonite (sensu lato) from the Donjiu-Milin shear zone, northwest flank of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis. Gondwana Research, doi: org/10.1016/j.gr.2014.07.009
183. Weller, O.M., St-Onge, M.R., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Rayner, N., Chung, S-L., Palin, R. and Chen, S. 2015. Quantifying the P-T-t conditions of north-south Lhasa terrane accretion: new insights into the pre-Himalayan architecture of the Tibetan plateau. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, 91-113; doi:10.1111/jmg.12112
184. Searle, M.P. 2015. Mountain Building, Tectonic evolution, Rheology and Crustal Flow in the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet. 2015. In: Watts, A.B. (Editor) Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd edition, v. 6, p. 469-511 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53802-4.001221-4
185. Cottle, J.M., Searle, M.P., Jessup, M., Crowley, J.L. and Law, R.D. 2015. Rongbuk Revisited: Geochronology of leucogranites in the footwall of the South Tibetan Detachment system, Everest region, Southern Tibet. Lithos, v. 227, p. 94-106, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2015.03.019
186. Ng, S. W-P., Chung, S-L., Robb, L.J., Searle, M.P., Ghani, A.A., Whitehouse, M.J., Oliver, G.J.H., Sone, M., Gardiner, N.J. and Roselee, M.H. 2015. Petrogenesis of Malaysian granitoids in the Southeast Asia Tin Belt: Part 1. Geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic characteristics. Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31213.1.
187. Ng, S. W-P., Whitehouse, M.J., Searle, M.P., Robb, L.J., Ghani, A.A., Oliver, G.J.H., Sone, M., Gardiner, N.J. and Roselee, M.H. 2015. Petrogenesis of Malaysian granitoids in the Southeast Asian Tin Belt: Part 2. U-Pb zircon geochronology and tectonic model. Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31 214.1
188. Gardiner, N.J., Searle, M.P. and Robb, L.J. 2015a. Neo-Tethyan Magmatism and Metallogeny in Myanmar – an Andean Analogue? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.03.015
189. Gardiner, N.J., Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K., Whitehouse, M.J., Spencer, C.J. and Robb, L.J. 2015b. The closure of Palaeo-Tethys in Eastern Myanmar and Northern Thailand New Insights from zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope data. Gondwana Research, doi.org10.1016/j/seaes.2015.03.015
190. Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Garber, J.M., Rioux, M., Cherry, A.G. and Ambrose, T.K. 2015. Structure and metamorphism beneath the obducting Oman ophiolite: Evidence from the Bani Hamid granulites, northern Oman mountains. Geosphere, v. 11, no. 6, doi:10.1130/GESO1199.1
2016

191. Elliott, J.R., Jolivet, R., González, P.J., Avouac, J-P., Hollingsworth, J.C., Searle, M.P. and Stevens, V.L. 2016. Geometry of the Main Himalayan Thrust fault revealed by the Gorkha earthquake. Nature Geosciences, doi:10.1038/NGEO2623.
192. Gardiner, N.J., Roberts, N.M.R., Morley, C.K., Searle, M.P. and Whitehouse, M.J. 2016. Did Oligocene crustal thickening precede basin development in Northern Thailand? A geochronological reassessment of Doi Inthanon and Doi Suthep. Lithos, v. 240, p. 69-83.
193. Weller, O.M., St-Onge, M.R., Rayner, N., Searle, M.P., and Waters, D.J. 2016. Miocene magmatism in the Western Nyainqentanglha mountains of southern Tibet: An exhumed bright spot? Lithos, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2015.06.024
194. Searle, M.P., Roberts, N.M.W., Chung, S-L., Lee, Y-H., Cook, K., Elliott, J.R., Weller, O.M., St-Onge, M.R., Xu, X-W., Tan, X-B. and Li, K. 2016. Age and anatomy of the Gongga Shan batholith, eastern Tibetan Plateau, and its relationship to the active Xianshui-he fault. Geosphere, v. 12, no. 3, doi:10.1130/GESO1244.1
195. Parsons, A.J., Phillips, R.J., Lloyd, G.E., Law, R.D., Searle, M.P. and Walshaw, R.D. 2016. Mid-crustal deformation of the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Central Nepal: an atypical example of channel flow during the Himalayan orogeny. Geosphere, v.12, no. 3, doi:10.1130/GESO1246.1
196. Parsons, A.J., Law, R.D., Lloyd, G.E., Phillips, R.J. and Searle, M.P. 2016. Thermo-kinematic evolution of the Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Himalaya, central Nepal: The composite orogenic system. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 17 (4), p. 1511-1539, doi:10.1002/2015GC006184
197. Pilia, S., Ali, M.Y., Watts, A.B. and Searle, M.P. 2016. UAE-Oman Mountains gives clues to oceanic crust and mantle rocks. Eos, 15th January 2016, v. 97 (2), p. 8-12.
198. Wallis, D., Carter, A., Phillips, R.J., Parsons, A.J. and Searle, M.P. 2016. Spatial variation in exhumation rates across the Himalaya-Karakoram: new apatite fission track data from the Eastern Karakoram, NW India. Tectonics, v. 35, p. 704-721, doi:10.1002/2015TC003943.
199. Rioux, M., Garber, J., Bauer, A., Bowring, S., Searle, M.P., Kelemen, P.B. and Hacker, B.R. 2016. Synchronous formation of the metamorphic sole and igneous crust of the Semail ophiolite: New constraints on the tectonic evolution during ophiolite formation from high-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 451, p. 185-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.20162016.06.051
200. Searle, M.P., Robb, L.J., and Gardiner, N.J. 2016. Tectonic processes and metallogeny along the Tethyan mountain ranges of the Middle East and South Asia (Oman, Himalaya, Karakoram, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia). Society of Economic Geologists, Special Publication v. 19, p. 301-327.

2017

201. Searle, M.P., Avouac, J-P., Elliott, J. and Dyck, B. 2017. Ductile shearing to brittle thrusting along the Nepal Himalaya: linking Miocene channel flow and critical wedge tectonics to the 25th April 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Tectonophysics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.003.
202. Cornish, Sam and Searle, Mike. 2017. Geometry and kinematic evolution of the Wadi Mayh sheath fold, Oman using 3D mapping from high-resolution photography. Journal of Structural Geology, 101, 26-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2017.06.009
203. Charles, J-H., Whitehouse, M.J., Andersen, J.C.Ø., Shail, R.K. and Searle, M.P. 2017. Age and petrogenesis of the Lundy granite: Paleocene intraplate peraluminous magmatism in the Bristol Channel, UK. Journal of Geological Society, London, https//doi.org/10.6084/m9.
204. Morley, C.K. and Searle, M.P. 2017. Ch. 5. Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman – Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading. In: Bandopadhyay, P.C. and Carter, A. (eds). The Andaman – Nicobar accretionary ridge: Geology, Tectonics and Hazards. Geological Society, London Memoir 47, 51-74. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-023
205. Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K., Waters, D.J., Gardiner, N.J., U Kyi Htun and Robb, L.J. 2017. Ch. 12. Tectonics of the Mogok Metamorphic belt, Myanmar (Burma) and its correlations from the East Himalayan Syntaxis to the Malay Peninsula. In: Barber, A.J., Khin Zaw, and Crow, M.J. (Eds): Geology of Myanmar (Burma). Geological Society of London Memoir, 48, 261-293. http://doi.org/10.1144/M48.12
206. Sloan, R.A., Elliott, J.R., Searle, M.P. and Morley, C.K. 2017. Ch. 2. Active Tectonics of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea. In: Barber, A.J., Khin Zaw, and Crow, M.J. (Eds): Geology of Myanmar (Burma). Geological Society of London Memoir, 48,19-52, https://doi.org/10.1144/M48.2.
207. Gardiner, N.J., Robb, L.J., Searle, M.P., Kyi Htun and Khin Zaw, 2017. Ch. 30. The Bawdwin Mine, Myanmar: a review of its geological setting and genesis. In: Barber, A.J., Khin Zaw, and Crow, M.J. (Eds): Geology of Myanmar (Burma). Geological Society of London Memoir, 48, 669-686, https//doi.org/10.1144/M48.30
208. Spencer, C.J., Cavosie, A.J., Raub, T.D., Rollinson, H., Jeon, H., Searle, M.P., Miller, J.A., McDonald, B.J., Evans, N.J. and EIMF. 2017. Evidence for melting mud in Earth’s mantle from extreme oxygen isotope signatures in zircon. Geology, doi:10.1130/G39402.1
209. Ali, M.Y., Aidarbayev, S., Searle, M.P. and Watts, A.B. 2017. Subsidence history and seismic stratigraphy of the Western Musandam Peninsula, Oman – United Arab Emirates. Tectonics, doi:10.1002/2017TC004777

2018
210. Wallis, David and Searle, Michael P. 2017. Ch.11. Spatial and temporal distributions of deformation in strike-slip faults: The Karakoram fault in the India-Asia collision zone. In: Duarte, J. (Editor). Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture zones. Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812064-4.00011-6.
211. Roberts, N.M.W. and Searle, M.P. 2018. Zircon U-Pb-Hf constraints from Gongga Shan granites on young crustal melting in eastern Tibet. Geoscience Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2018.02.010.
212. Ambrose, T., Wallis, D., Hansen, L., Waters, D.J., and Searle, M.P. 2018. Controls on the rheological properties of peridotite at a palaeosubduction interface: A transect across the base of the Oman – UAE ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 491, 193-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.027.
213. Palin, R.M., Treloar, P.J., Searle, M.P., White, R.W., Mertz-Kraus, R. and Wald, T. 2018. U-Pb monazite ages from the Pakistan Himalaya record pre-Himalayan Ordovician orogeny and Permian continental break-up. Geological Society of America Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1130/B31943.1
214. Searle, M.P. 2018. Timing of subduction initiation, arc formation, ophiolite obduction and India-Asia collision in the Himalaya. In: Treloar, P.J. & Searle, M.P. (Eds) Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 483. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP483.8
215. Searle, M.P. and Hacker, B.R. 2018. Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Karakoram and Pamir following India-Kohistan-Asia collision. In: Treloar, P.J. & Searle, M.P. (Eds) Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 483. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP483.6
216. Dyke, B., St-Onge, M., Searle, M.P., Rayner, N., Waters, D.J. and Weller, O.M. 2018. Protolith lithostratigraphy of the Greater Himalayan Series in Langtang, Nepal: implications for the architecture of the northern Indian margin. In: Treloar, P.J. & Searle, M.P. (Eds) Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 483. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP483.9
217. Treloar, P.J., Palin, R.M. and Searle, M.P. 2018. Towards resolving the metamorphic enigma of the Indian plate in the NW Himalaya of Pakistan. In: Treloar, P.J. & Searle, M.P. (Eds) Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 483. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP483.
218. Searle, M.P. and Treloar, P.J. 2018. Introduction. In: Treloar, P.J. & Searle, M.P. (Eds) Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 483. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP483.
219. Lamont, T.N., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Palin, R., Smye, A., Dyck, B., Gopon, P., Weller, O. and St-Onge, M.R. 2018. Compressional origin of the Naxos metamorphic core complex, Greece: Structure, petrography, and thermobarometry. Geological Society of America, Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1130/B31978.1.
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2019

220. Searle, M.P., Cornish, S.B., Heard, A., Charles, J-H., and Branch, J. 2019. Structure of the Moine Thrust zone, Loch Eriboll, Scottish Caledonides. Tectonophysics 752, 35-51 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2018.12.016
221. Ambrose, T.K. and Searle, M.P. 2019. 3-D Structure of the Northern Oman – UAE Ophiolite: Widespread, short-lived, Supra-Subduction zone magmatism. Tectonics, 38, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC005038
222. Searle, Michael and Lamont, Thomas, 2019. Compressional metamorphic core complexes, low-angle normal faults and extensional fabrics in compressional tectonic settings. Geological Magazine, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756819000207
223. Dyck, B., Waters, D.J., St-Onge, M. and Searle, M.P. 2017. Muscovite dehydration melting: reaction mechanisms, microstructures, and implications for anatexis in the Himalaya. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, in press.
224. Morley, C.K., Naing, TinTin, Searle, M.P. and Robinson, S. 2019. Structural and Tectonic development of the Indo-Burman Ranges. Earth Science Reviews, in press.
225. Lamont, T.N., Roberts, N.M.W., Searle, M.P., and Waters, D.J. 2019. Compressional origin of the Naxos metamorphic core complex, Greece: U-Th-Pb allanite, monazite, xenotime, zircon and rutile geochronology. Tectonics, submitted.
226. Lamont, T.N., Searle, M.P., Roberts, N.M.W., Gopon, P. and Waters, D.J. 2019. The age, origin and emplacement of the Tsiknias Ophiolite, Tinos, Greece. Tectonics, submitted.
227. Lamont, T.N., Searle, M.P., Roberts, N.M.W. 2019. Lawsonite eclogites and blueschists from Tinos, Greece: cold subduction and extrusion under the the obducted Tsiknias ophiolite. Tectonics, submitted.
228. Searle, M.P., Cooper, C.W., Cornish, S.B. and Tindal, B. 2019. Structures associated with exhumation of eclogite, blueschist and carpholite grade high-pressure rocks from a paleo-subduction zone, NE Oman. Journal of Structural Geology, in prep.