Geology of Ore Deposits

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 234–251 | Cite as

The Yubileinaya kimberlite pipe site, Russia: 3D model of the fault-block structure

  • A. S. Gladkov
  • I. V. Makovchuk
  • O. V. Lunina
  • S. A. Bornyakov
  • I. A. Potekhina


Structural geological and tectonophysical studies at a qualitatively new methodical level in the Yubileinaya pipe open pit have shown that the fault-block tectonics plays substantial role in the spatial localization of kimberlite bodies. It has been established that localization of diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes is controlled by faults, which are expressed in the platform cover as wide, complexly built zones with a high density of local faults and tectonic fractures. As follows from 3D representation of data and analysis of stress fields, tectonic movements during kimberlite emplacement had shear kinematics. A tectonophysical model of local control of kimberlite bodies by fault-line extensional structural elements (pull-apart fissures and duplexes) has been elaborated.


Fault Zone Shear Zone Kimberlite Pipe Vertical Fault Horizontal Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Gladkov
    • 1
  • I. V. Makovchuk
    • 2
  • O. V. Lunina
    • 1
  • S. A. Bornyakov
    • 1
  • I. A. Potekhina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of ScifencesIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.Aikhal Mining and Concentrating CombineALROSA CompanyRepublic Saha-YakutiaRussia

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