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The Lost Riches of the Himalaya

Aerial view of several Himalayan glaciers.

Aerial view of several Himalayan glaciers.

By Lloyd White

Most of the world’s gold and copper deposits are formed at tectonic plate boundaries. It’s a pity, then, that geologists find it difficult to locate the ancient plate boundaries in the Himalayan mountains.

Lloyd White is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian National University’s Research School of Earth Sciences.

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