, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 516–530 | Cite as

Stages in the Structural Evolution of the Sedimentary Cover of Wrangel Island, Eastern Arctic

  • A. V. MoiseevEmail author
  • S. D. Sokolov
  • M. I. Tuchkova
  • V. E. Verzhbitsky
  • N. A. Malyshev


The paper presents data on mesostructural field observations in the northern, central, and eastern parts of Wrangel Island. Numerous stages in the structural evolution of geological complexes of the fold sedimentary cover of the island are confirmed. The structures of the early stage (Early Devonian) were found in Upper Silurian–Lower Devonian and Devonian–Lower Carboniferous rocks. They include longitudinal fold deformations during the Ellesmerian tectogenesis of Alaska and Arctic Canada. The structures of northern vergence of the Middle Devonian stage within the entire territory of the island are related to collision events of the Chukotka Orogeny at the end of the Early Cretaceous.


structural geology deformations tectonics Eastern Arctic Wrangel Island 



The authors are grateful to Rosneft for financial support of field works and to the reviewers for constructive criticism and recommendations that improved the manuscript. This study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project no. 16-17-10251) and State Contract no. 0135-2016-0022.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Moiseev
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. D. Sokolov
    • 1
  • M. I. Tuchkova
    • 1
  • V. E. Verzhbitsky
    • 2
  • N. A. Malyshev
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.JSPC Rosneft Oil CompanyMoscowRussia

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