Consider the following statements:
1. Batholiths are igneous rocks usually made of granite
2. Batholiths are almost absent in Himalayan Ranges
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Answer: [A] Only 1 is correct

Batholiths are enormous masses of igneous rock made up of once-molten material solidified below the earth’s surface. These are usually made of granite and extend over thousands of miles. A well-known batholith  is located in the Sierra Nevada range of  California, across 40,000 sqkm in United States. Trans Himalayan magmatic arc of Ladakh and Deosai and Karakoram Batholith were formed in an Andean-type setting, intruding the continental crust of southern margin of the Asian plate (Karakoram block).

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