Evolution of Ideas on the Nature and Structure of Ladoga Anomaly of Electrical Conductivity

  • A. A. ZhamaletdinovEmail author
  • I. I. Rokityansky
  • E. Yu. Sokolova
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Several stages of the Ladoga conductivity anomaly study are discussed. The Ladoga anomaly was discovered in the late 70s by means of magnetovariational observations by research team of the Institute of geophysics from Kyyiv (Ukraine). At the next step, in 80s the anomaly was studied by magnetotelluric method. The third stage of the deep studies was realized in 2013–2015 by means of integrated magnetotelluric and magnetovariational profiling. Each of three stages were completed by construction of specific geoelectrical models of the anomalous area up to the depth of 30–40 km. In the fourth stage, in 2015 and 2017 the studies were performed by means of DC electrical profiling with the use of multielectrode installations in complex with AMT soundings. According to results of the fourth stage, an unambiguous conclusion was drawn on the connection of the upper part of the Ladoga anomaly (till the depth of 1–2 km) with electronically-conducting sulfide-carbonaceous rocks. The structure and nature of the deeper part of the Ladoga anomaly requires further investigations on the base of integration of geological and complex geophysical methods.


Ladoga anomaly Electrical conductivity Magnetotellurics DC profiling 



The authors are grateful to the ccolleagues from IG KarRC of RAS, GI KolRC of RAS, geomagnetic observatories Nurmijarvi, Mekkrijarvi, Suwalki, Krasnoe as well as the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for supporting projects No. 15-05-01214, 16-05-00543, 16-05-00975, 18-05-00528.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Zhamaletdinov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • I. I. Rokityansky
    • 3
  • E. Yu. Sokolova
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.SpbF IZMIRANSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute of the Kola Science Centre of RASApatityRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Geophysics of NANUKievUkraine
  4. 4.Institute of Physics of the Earth RASMoscowRussia
  5. 5.All-Russian Research Geological Oil InstituteMoscowRussia

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