Vol 27, No 2 (2019)


Isotope Systematics and the Age of Authigenic Minerals in Shales of the Inzer Formation, the Southern Urals

Gorokhov I.M., Zaitseva T.S., Kuznetsov A.B., Ovchinnikova G.V., Arakelyants M.M., Kovach V.P., Konstantinova G.V., Turchenko T.L., Vasil’eva I.M.


The 2–5, 0.6–2, 0.3–0.6, 0.2–0.3 and 0.1–0.2 µm clay subfractions (SFs) separated from two shale samples of the Upper Riphean Inzer Formation, the southern Urals, were studied by the TEM, XRD, and U–Pb, Sm–Nd, Rb–Sr and K–Ar isotopic methods. All the SFs consist of the low-temperature 1Md illite; admixtures of quartz, chlorite and 2M1 illite occur only in the coarsest SFs. The clay particles are isometric, regardless of their size. The CIS (Crystallinity Index Standard) illite values for the all SFs are typical for the dia(kata)genetic zone. As the size of particles in the SF decreases from 2–5 to 0.1–0.2 µm, the CIS rises, the I002/I001 ratio on the XRD diagrams decreases, and the K content and the K/Rb ratio increase.

Leaching with 1N HCl and 1N ammonium acetate (NH4OAc) and subsequent U–Pb, Sm–Nd and Rb–Sr analyses of the untreated SF, acid (acetate) leachate and residue made possible to study the mixing systematics in mobile and silicate materials of the shales. The 238U/204Pb and 87Rb/86Sr ratios in the acid and acetate leachates are below, and the 147Sm/144Nd ratio is above those in the residues. Less radiogenic Pb and Sr and more radiogenic Nd are also common for the leachates compared to the residues. As the size of particles in the SFs decreases, the U, Pb, Sm, Nd and Sr contents in the residues are smoothly reduced, whereas the Rb content shows an increase. The 87Rb/86Sr and 87Sr/86Sr values in the residues for fine-grained SFs are well above, and the 238U/204Pb value is well below those for coarse-grained SFs. What is more, in the 87Rb/86Sr–87Sr/86Sr and 1/86Sr–87Sr/86Sr diagrams, data points for the residues of variable size are arranged on the mixing lines. The data points of respective acid and acetate leachates also form linear trends in the 238U/204Pb–206Pb/204Pb, 206Pb/204Pb–207Pb/204Pb, 147Sm/144Nd–143Nd/144Nd, and 87Rb/86Sr–87Sr/86Sr coordinates. The apparent Rb–Sr age values, calculated from the slopes of “inner isochrons” (“leachochrons”), along with the K–Ar ages are smoothly lowered from 835–836 and 721–773 m.y. for the 2–5 µm SF to 572–580 and 555–580 m.y. for the 0.1–0.2 µm SF. Hence the XRD and isotopic data testify that the clay as well as the mobile material of the shale represent the mixtures of at least two components, the silicate phase containing authigenic illites of different ages. The first illite generation enriched in coarse-grained 2–5 and 0.6–2 µm SFs was formed shortly after deposition of the Inzer sediments, and its age of 803–836 m.y. is in agreement with the stratigraphic age of the formation. Simple lithostatic burial or intensive lateral fluid flow induced by tectonic inversion in the eastern regions of the Urals paleobasin may be considered as the geological processes responsible for the forming of this illite. The second illite generation was formed 572–580 m.y. ago. As the starting points for its formation, alternatively, may be concerned either vertical tectonics or renewal of pore fluid compositions during deformations and metamorphism on the southern Urals area related to evolution of the Beloretsk metamorphic complex.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):3-30
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Tectonic position of the neoproterozoic gabbro-hyperbasite and gabbroid complexes of the Bayannur block of the Songino ledge, Central Asian orogenic belt

Kozakov I.K., Lykhin D.A., Erdenegargal C., Salnikova E.B., Anisimova I.V., Kovach V.P., Plotkina Y.V., Fedoseenko A.M.


The Early Caledonian folded region of the southern framing of the Siberian platform between Dzavkhan and Tuva-Mongolian terranes contains blocks of Songino ledge crystalline rocks. In the Bayannur block of the southern part of the Songino ledge, Neoproterozoic (890–780 Ma) gneiss-migmatitic Bayannur and metaterrigenous-volcanogenic Kholbonure complexes are selected. The zone of their junction is traced by thrust structures, which are reflected in all structural and real complexes of the Bayannur block. At the junction zone, tectonic plates are presented. Their peculiarity is the presence of rocks formed before the formation of the gabbro-hyperbasite complex and post-thrust gabbroids and gabbro-diorites. The upper age limit of the interval of the formation of thrust faults is defined by Bayannur pluton granitoids with age of 790 ± 3 Ma and gabbroids and anorthosites of Onzula tectonic plate with ages of 785 ± 3 and 784 ± 3 Ma. The lower boundary of the formation of thrust faults is determined by the age of Bayannur complex ultrametamorphic granitoids (802 ± 6 Ma). Bodies of massive (post-thrust) pegmatoid gabbro and rocks of gabbro-hyperbasite complex with clearly manifested structures associated with the thrusts are recognized in the tectonic plate of the ridge overlooking the area of Mount San Node. These rocks are dated at 782 ± 2 and 806 ± 10 Ma, respectively (ID TIMS). The obtained data indicate that the post-thrust and before-thrust formations can not be parts of a single stratified complex. The latter can be considered as fragments of paleooceanic formations in the accretion structure of the Bayannur block of the Songino ledge.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):31-51
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The Cambrian molluscs of Australia: overview of taxonomy, biostratigraphy and paleobiogeography

Parkhaev P.Y.


Cambrian malacofauna of Australia is among the most taxonomically diverse among time equivalents. By a number of valid mollusc species Australian Cambrian competes with Siberian and Chinese formations. Up to date, 80 valid species and 12 forms in open nomenclature, apparently representing new undescribed taxa, have been recorded from the Lower–Middle Cambrian successions of Australia. In addition, 6 species names can be considered as junior synonyms. Distribution ranges of mollusc species plotted over the modern stratigraphic scheme reveal four major molluscan evolutionary assemblages in the interval of Tommotian–Undillan stages. In paleogeographic aspect, the Cambrian malacofauna of Australia has 29 species in common with Siberian Platform, Kazakhstan, Altai-Sayan, Transbaikalia, Mongolia, South and North China, Morocco, Antarctic, Europe (Denmark, Germany), Greenland, North America, and New Zealand, providing important correlation links between these regional stratigraphic schemes.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):52-79
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Frasnian age (upper devonian) key section biostratigraphic characteristic of Voronezh anteclise middle part (well 16, Schigry, Nizhnekrasnoe village, Kursky region)

Nazarova V.М., Kononova L.I., Kulashova T.А., Zaytseva Е.L.


Conodonts, scolecodonts, and foraminifers were studied from Frasnian age deposits of Well 16 Schigry (Nizhnekrasnoe village, Voronezh anteclise). Six conodont complexes are identified: I in Timan regional stage, II and III in Sargaevo regional stage, and IV and VI in Semiluky regional stage. Correlation by local zonal units and Standard Conodont Zonation is performed. Shallow environment is confirmed for Timan regional stage, the deepest environment settings is confirmed for Semiluky regional stage. Five scolecodont complexes are identified: complexes 1 and 2 for Sargaevo regional stage, complexes 3 and 4 for Semiluky regional stage, and complex 5 for the upper part of Semiluky regional stage and Voronezh regional stage. Foraminifers are presented by two complexes: first for Sargaevo regional stage and the second for the Semiluky regional stage. The characteristic microfossils species are given in plates.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):80-106
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Ammonoids of the Genus Yakutosirenites from the Carnian Stage of Northeast Asia

Konstantinov A.G.


A revision of ammonoids of the genus Yakutosirenites (Sirenitidae) from the Carnian deposits of Northeast Asia have been carried out. Based on the study of the morphogenesis of the most important structures of the shell, a division of the genus Yakutosirenites into two subgenus is proposed: Yakutosirenites with the type species Sirenites pentastichus Vozin, 1964 and Vozinites with the type species Sirenites armiger Vozin, 1965. A description of the genus and its subgenera and species is given. The significance of the species of these subgenera for the biostratigraphic subdivision and correlation of the Lower/Upper Carnian boundary interval is substantiated. The boreal-thethyan correlation of the Yakutosirenites pentastichus zone have been refined. For the first time, taking into account the data of the revision of the genus Yakutosirenites, the upper part of the pentastichus Zone is compared only to the Arctosirenites canadensis Beds of the Arctic Canada and to the lower Subzone of the Tropites welleri Zone of British Columbia, wich are an equivalent to the lower part of the Tropites subbullatus Zone of the Alpine standard.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):107-122
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Radiolarians of family Heliodiscidae Haeckel, 1881 from the upper cretaceous (campanian–maastrichtian) chert deposits of the Vaamychgyn unit of Yanranai accretionary complex, Koryak upland

Bragina L.G., Bragin N.Y.


Campanian–Maastrichtian radiolarians from the section of Vaamychgyn unit in Yakenmyveem River (Koryak Upland, Ekonai terrane) were studied for the first time. The age of studied assemblage is determined as Campanian–Maastrichtian due to common presence of Excentrosphaerella vivenkensis (Lipman), Lithomespilus mendosa (Krasheninnikov) and Stichomitra livermorensis Campbell et Clark. Representatives of family Heliodiscidae Haeckel are abundant. This family is widely common in boreal and austral regions and can be of high value for stratigraphy and paleobiogeographic reconstructions. New data allow to refine the time of first appearance of Excentrosphaerella teuria (Hollis), that was previously known only from the Early Paleocene. The species Cromyosphaera vivenkensis Lipman is assigned here to genus Excentrosphaerella Dumitrica.

Стратиграфия. 2019;27(2):123-133
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