Late Paleozoic Remagnetization: Evaluation of the Sequence of Folding in the South Urals

  • Inessa GolovanovaEmail author
  • Konstantin Danukalov
  • Raushaniya Sal’manova
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Analysis of secondary magnetization components (Late Paleozoic remagnetization) makes it possible to trace the formation of the South Ural folded system. This paper presents new data on Late Paleozoic remagnetization in the rocks of the eastern Bashkir Meganticlinorium. Combined analysis of the newly obtained results and previously published data on Late Paleozoic remagnetization along the western slope of the South Urals shows that in the western segment the intermediate-temperature magnetization component (ITC) was acquired prior to or at the initial stages of deformation. In contrast, the ITC observed in the eastern segment postdates folding. Collision processes which occurred in the South Urals from the Late Devonian until the Late Permian time had undoubtedly left their trace in the western structures (in present-day coordinates). Within the passive margin of Baltica the collision resulted in the formation of a lateral series of fold-and-thrust structures. They started from the Main Uralian Fault westward, with possible gradual termination of this process towards the Pre-Uralian Foredeep. Paleomagnetic results of this research work support these assumptions.


Paleomagnetism South Urals Late Paleozoic Remagnetization 



This research was financially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant No. 15-05-03036.


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  • Inessa Golovanova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Konstantin Danukalov
    • 1
  • Raushaniya Sal’manova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geology, Ufa Scientific CentreRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia

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