Paleomagnetism and Age Correlation of the Mesoproterozoic Rocks of the Udzha and Olenek Uplifts, Northeastern Siberian Platform

Aleksander M. Pasenko, Sergey V. Malyshev

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Abstract

Abstract—This paper presents the results of paleomagnetic studies of the Proterozoic sedimentary and igneous rocks composing the structure of sections of the Olenek and Udzha uplifts. Carbonate rocks of the upper unit of Khaipakh formation have been studied within the Olenek uplift, and terrigenous and volcanic-sedimentary rocks of the Udzha and Unguokhtakh formations and the Early Mesoproterozoic igneous complex have been investigated within the Udzha uplift. Within the Olenek uplift, the carbonate rocks of the upper unit of the Khaipakh formation have been studied; within the Udzha uplift–terrigenous and volcanogenic-sedimentary rocks of the Udzha and Unguokhtakh formations, and the Early Mesoproterozoic magmatic complex. The results of the paleomagnetic study (1) indicate that the upper unit of Khaipakh formation of the Olenek uplift and the Udzha formation of the Udzha uplift have different sedimentation age, which contradicts the currently accepted correlation scheme of the Proterozoic sections in the northern Siberian platform; (2) support the existence of two stages of the Proterozoic magmatism in the territory of the Udzha uplift, with a more ancient stage having an age of ~1500 Ma according to the paleomagnetic data; (3) show that from ~1500 to 1110 Ma ago, the Siberian platform was located in the equatorial and subequatorial latitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-887
Number of pages24
JournalIzvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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