Lithology and Mineral Resources

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 429–447 | Cite as

Composition and Depositional Settings of Lower Cretaceous Terrigenous Rocks of the Kema River Basin, Eastern Sikhote Alin

  • A. I. Malinovsky
  • V. V. Golozubov
  • V. P. Simanenko


Based on structure, mineralogy, petrography, and geodynamic setting of sedimentation, Barremian(?)-Albian terrigenous rocks in the Kema terrane (Eastern Sikhote Alin) are interpreted as back-arc rocks of the Moneron-Samarga island-arc system. The composition of terrigenous rocks indicates that an ensialic volcanic island arc, the basement of which was composed of the oceanward-advancing continental crust fragment, served as the main source of clastic material. Genetic features of rocks suggest their formation in the lower zone and near the foothill of submarine slope, as well as in adjacent areas of the basin plain. Accumulation of the thick gravitational sequence in the rear zone of the island arc was accompanied by active volcanic processes.


Cretaceous Lower Cretaceous Continental Crust Albian Terrigenous Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Malinovsky
    • 1
  • V. V. Golozubov
    • 1
  • V. P. Simanenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Far East Geological Institute, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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