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 IJG  Vol.3 No.2 , May 2012
Early Proterozoic U-Pb Zircon Ages from Basement Gneiss at the Solovetsky Archipelago, White Sea, Russia
Abstract: The central region of the Neoarchaean Belomorian Mobile Belt (BMB) is, except for the Solovetsky Archipelago, largely covered by the White Sea. A newly discovered granitic gneiss outcrop on Solovetsky Island, Russia, enables a first age determination of the archipelago and evaluation of the hitherto poorly constrained central BMB. Zircons separated from the orthogneiss were analysed with SIMS-SHRIMP and LA-ICP-MS techniques. Both techniques yield a concordant U-Pb age of ca. 2.430 Ga, coinciding with ages of granitic intrusions in the BMB ca. 50 km west of the Solovetsky Islands.
Cite this paper: S. Schuth, V. I. Gornyy, J. Berndt, S. S. Shevchenko, A. F. Karpuzov and T. Mansfeldt, "Early Proterozoic U-Pb Zircon Ages from Basement Gneiss at the Solovetsky Archipelago, White Sea, Russia," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 289-296. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2012.32030.
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