New data on the age of dolerite dikes in the NE part of the Kola province of the Fennoscandinavian shield and the picrodolerite sills that cut the dikes are presented. The results of U–Pb ID-TIMS baddeleyite dating indicate that dolerites were formed between 2508 ± 6 and 2513 ± 16 Ma ago, simultaneously with the intrusions of the Monchegorsk group. A comparison of the composition of the dolerites studied with dykes of the same age found in other Archean cratons shows their significant similarity and suggests their formation at the same large magmatic province. The age of baddeleyite from the picrodolerites sills at 2403 ± 12 Ma ago indicates an event of basic magmatism that was not previously established in this part of the Fennoscandinavian shield. It is possible that, along with dolerite dykes with an age of 2405 Ma and komatiites of the Vetreny belt of the Karelian craton, sills of the Kola province are a component of a unified large magmatic event.
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Salnikova, E.B., Samsonov, A.V., Stepanova, A.V. et al. Fragments of Paleoproterozoic Large Igneous Provinces in Northern Fennoscandia: Baddeleyite U–Pb Age Data for Mafic Dykes and Sills. Dokl. Earth Sc. 491, 227–230 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1028334X20040145
- mafic dykes
- U–Pb dating