Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 265–275 | Cite as

Early Cretaceous volcanic rocks and Early Cenozoic extrusions of Cape Mary, Schmidt Peninsula, north Sakhalin: Geochemical study

  • V. P. Simanenko
  • S. V. Rasskazov
  • T. A. Yasnygina
  • A. I. Malinovskii
  • A. A. Chashchin


The Early Cretaceous volcanic rocks of the Mariisky sequence and Early Cenozoic extrusive-vent rocks of Cape Mary are exposed at the northwestern extremity of Schmidt Peninsula, north Sakhalin. In chemical composition, all the rocks are subdivided into four groups. Three groups include the volcanic rocks of the Mariisky sequence, which consists, from bottom to top, of calc-alkaline rocks, transitional calc-alkaline-tholeiite rocks, and incompatible element-depleted tholeiites. These rocks show subduction geochemical signatures and are considered as a fragment of the Moneron-Samarga island arc system. Trace-element modeling indicates their derivation through successive melting of garnet-bearing mantle and garnet-free shallower mantle sources containing amphibole; pyroxene; and, possibly, spinel. The mixed subduction and within-plate characteristics of the extrusive vent rocks of Cape Mary attest to their formation in a transform continental margin setting.


early Cretaceous early Cenozoic island arcs basalts andesites trace elements Sakhalin Island 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Simanenko
    • 1
  • S. V. Rasskazov
    • 2
  • T. A. Yasnygina
    • 2
  • A. I. Malinovskii
    • 1
  • A. A. Chashchin
    • 1
  1. 1.Far East Geological Institute, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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