• Bronislav Gongalsky
  • Nadezhda Krivolutskaya
Part of the Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences book series (MASE)


Northeastern Transbaikalia is a region located at the east of Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia. It is one of the largest metallogenic provinces in Russia; it hosts three world-class deposits of the Udokan (26.7 Mt of Cu resource), Chiney (Fe-Ti-V, 30 Gt of ore), and Katugin (2.7 Mt, Nb, and also Ta).



We are very grateful to VS Chechetkin, KS Kazanov, LV Sosnovskikh, and Yu Sosnovskikh, NG Goleva, VG Podgorbunsky, MN Devi, and MF Dzyubenko, the geologists from Chitageologiya Expedition, for their assistance during the field trips. We thank analysts NS Baluev, LN Skornyakov, AV Sobolev, DV Kuzmin, OB Kuzmina, VA Sychkova, NE Sergeeva, and EV Kovalchuk for their help. AA Ariskin and GS Nikolaev helped in modeling the crystallization of the Chiney magma. Yuri Safonov, Alexander Volkov, Oleg Bogatikov, and Konstantin Lobanov supported this work for a long time. We are very grateful to Elinor Morrisby for her hard work with English correction. In some cases, Victor Popov helped with English translation, which was then corrected by American Journal Experts Company (Part I, Chaps.  3 and  4). We are grateful to TB Shlychkova and IV Karlina for the tremendous work with graphic materials.

This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (projects NN 00-05-64507, 07-05-01007, 10-05-10088, 15-05-09250, 15-05-07031 and partially 17-05-01167, 18-05-70094).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bronislav Gongalsky
    • 1
  • Nadezhda Krivolutskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Geology of Ore Deposits Petrography, Mineralogy and GeochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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