Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 210–224 | Cite as

Age, Mineralogical and Geochemical Features, and Tectonic Position of Gabbroids of the Dzhigdinskii Massif, Southeastern Environ of the North Asian Craton

  • A. A. Rodionov
  • I. V. Buchko
  • N. M. Kudryashov


Complex mineralogical, geochemical, and geochronological studies of the gabbroids from the Dzhigdinskii Massif located in the western part of the Dzhugdzhur–Stanovoy Superterrane are performed. It is established that the age of the rocks from the Dzhigdinskii Massif is Middle Triassic (244 ± 5 Ma), rather than Early Archean, as was previously assumed. The age of the Dzhigdinskii Massif is close to the age of the formation of the other Triassic gabbroid massifs, such as the Amnunaktinskii (~240 Ma), Lukindinskii (~250 Ma), and Luchinskii (~248 Ma) in the southeastern environ of the North Asian Craton. One of the stages in the formation of the Selenga–Vitim volcanoplutonic belt falls in this period as well. This indicates that the Selenga–Vitim volcanoplutonic belt, along with the granitoids and volcanic rocks, is composed of ultrabasic–basic and basic massifs and that this belt is superposed on the structures of the Selenga–Stanovoy Superterrane, as well as on the western part of the Dzhugdzhur–Stanovoy Superterrane. The gabbro, gabbro–diorite, and series of gabbro and gabbro–diorite with high sodic alkalinity from the Dzhigdinskii Massif show obvious geochemical features of duality, including combination of intraplate and super-subduction origin. In this relation, we can assume that the origin of the gabbroids of the Dzhigdinskii Massif is related to the detachment of the oceanic lithosphere and its subduction into the mantle with the formation of an “asthenospheric window.”


gabbroids subduction geochemical duality age Dzhigdinskii Massif Dzhugdzhur–Stanovoy Superterrane Russian Far East 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Rodionov
    • 1
  • I. V. Buchko
    • 1
  • N. M. Kudryashov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Nature Management, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBlagoveshchenskRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute, Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia

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