Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 132–140 | Cite as

Composition, age, and tectonic position of granitoids of the Shmakovka complex

  • N. N. Kruk
  • V. V. Golozubov
  • T. B. Bayanova
  • S. A. Kasatkin


The geological, geochemical, and geochronological data on the granitiods of the Shmakovka massif, which represents a petrotype of the synonymous complex (southern Russian Primorye), show that the granitoid intrusions of the Shmakovka Complex play a “coupling” role, occurring in different blocks of the Khanka composite terrane. The geochemical and isotopic features of the granitoids indicate that their formation resulted from melting of a “mixed,” substantially metapelite, source similar to the most intensely metamorphosed rocks of the Khanka massif. According to U–Pb measurements, the granitoids are 490 ± 1 Ma old. The analysis of the distribution of Early Paleozoic I-, S-, and A-type granitoids in southern Primorye reveals that Late Cambrian–Early Ordovician endogenic events marked the amalgamation of Precambrian–Early Paleozoic blocks and the eventual formation of the Bureya–Jiamusi superterrane (Bureya–Khanka orogenic belt).


granitoids geochemistry geochronology Khanka massif Bureya–Jiamusi superterrane southern Primorye Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Kruk
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Golozubov
    • 3
  • T. B. Bayanova
    • 4
  • S. A. Kasatkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM SO RAN), Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk National Research State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Far East Geological Institute (DVGI DVO RAN), Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  4. 4.Geological Institute, Kola Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia

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