The subsidence and thermal history of the Baikit anteclise sedimentary basin

K. Yu Vasilieva, E. A. Bakay, V. B. Ershova, R. R. Khusnitdinov, A. K. Khudoley, E. V. Kozlova, S. A. Soloveva

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The Riphean rocks of the Baikit anteclise have been examined using pyrolysis Rock–Eval 6 to evaluate the subsidence history and erosion level. The studied Riphean rocks have the МK3–МK4 catagenesis grade. Based on the catagenesis of organic matter we propose a model of maximum burial before the beginning of the accumulation of Vendian deposits. Estimated calculations of subsidence and erosion have shown that the assessed catagenesis grade could be reached at a depth of 7 km, while the erosion level was approximately 5–7 km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalMoscow University Geology Bulletin
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


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