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Thermal history of the Siberian platform: Apatite Fission-Track data from the Permian-Triassic magmatic complexes

Tatyana Bagdasaryan1,2, Roman Veselovskiy1,2, Viktor Zaitsev3, and Anton Latyshev1,2
Tatyana Bagdasaryan et al.
  • 1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 2Institute of Physics of the Earth RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 3Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academу of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

The largest continental igneous province, the Siberian Traps, was formed within the Siberian platform at the Paleozoic-Mesozoic boundary, ca. 252 million years ago. Despite the continuous and extensive investigation of the duration and rate of trap magmatism on the Siberian platform, these questions are still debated. Moreover, the post-Paleozoic thermal history of the Siberian platform is almost unknown. This study aims to reconstruct the thermal history of the Siberian platform during the last 250 Myr using the low-temperature thermochronometry. We have studied intrusive complexes from different parts of the Siberian platform, such as the Kotuy dike, the Odikhincha, Magan and Essey ultrabasic alkaline massifs, the Norilsk-1 and Kontayskaya intrusions, and the Padunsky sill. We use apatite fission-track (AFT) thermochronology to assess the time since the rocks were cooled below 110℃. Obtained AFT ages (207-173 Ma) are much younger than available U-Pb and Ar/Ar ages of the traps. This pattern might be interpreted as a long cooling of the studied rocks after their emplacement ca. 250 Ma, but this looks quite unlikely because contradicts to the geological observations. Most likely, the rocks were buried under a thick volcanic-sedimentary cover and then exhumed and cooled below 110℃ ca. 207-173 Ma. Considering the increased geothermal gradient up to 50℃/km at that times, we can estimate the thickness of the removed overlying volcanic-sedimentary cover up to 207-173 Ma as about 2-3 km.

The research was carried out with the support of RFBR (grants 20-35-90066, 18-35-20058, 18-05-00590 and 18-05-70094) and the Program of development of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

How to cite: Bagdasaryan, T., Veselovskiy, R., Zaitsev, V., and Latyshev, A.: Thermal history of the Siberian platform: Apatite Fission-Track data from the Permian-Triassic magmatic complexes, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-9702,, 2021.

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