Late Cambrian relative age constraints by acritarchs on the post-Timanian deposition on Kolguev Island, Arctic Russia
M. Moczydłowska, M. Stockfors, L. Popov, 2004. "Late Cambrian relative age constraints by acritarchs on the post-Timanian deposition on Kolguev Island, Arctic Russia", The Neoproterozoic Timanide Orogen of Eastern Baltica, David G. Gee, Victoria Pease
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Platformal sedimentary successions, inferred to overlie folded Neoproterozoic basement complexes and the post-Timanian unconformity, were studied in the Bugrino 1 and North-Western 202 boreholes on Kolguev Island, southern Barents Sea. They yielded diverse, age-diagnostic acritarchs and some shelly fossils. The Upper Cambrian strata, referred to the Peltura and Acerocare zones, are recognized by means of acritarch taxa known from the East European Platform and other areas in Baltica, Avalonia, and Gondwana. Shelly faunas of brachiopods, phyllocarid crustaceans and problematic molluscs are indicative of the Tremadoc and Arenig stages in the upper part of the succession. The boreholes did not reach the Timanian unconformity and older Cambrian strata may be present. Within the area of the Pechora Basin, Cambrian strata have been identified with certainty only on Kolguev Island. Further east in the Polar Urals, Upper Cambrian strata are present and Lower or Middle Cambrian and Vendian strata have been claimed, though not yet proven. They are reported from several localities, but the fossils are poorly documented. The biostratigraphic evidence and facies development indicate that Upper Cambrian deposits may have been distributed widely along the northeastern margin of Baltica, as they were on the East European Craton and in Baltoscandia.
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The Neoproterozoic Timanide Orogen of Eastern Baltica
The Neoproterozoic Timanide Orogen of eastern Baltiea extends from the high Arctic to the southern Ural Mountains and represents significant crustal growth of the northeastern European continental margin in the late Neoproterozoic. This volume, a co-operation between Western European and Russian scientists within the framework of the European Science Foundation’s EUROPROBE programme, provides a comprehensive overview of the orogen and represents a new synthesis of Timanian Orogeny. It includes: the pre-Timanian passive margin deposits of the northern and northeastern flank of the East European Craton; the magmatic, metamorphic and structural evolution of the orogen across the Timan Mountain and Pechora Basin regions to the Ural Mountains; the post-Timanian platform successions, important for interpreting the timing of orogeny and the return to an early Palaeozoic passive margin setting; and the extension of the orogen northwards to Novaya Zemlya. Relationships westwards to the Caledonides of Greenland and Scandinavia and eastwards to the Baikalides of Siberia are also treated.
This volume will be of interest to geoseientists, students and researchers concerned with orogenic processes and regional tectonics.