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Mechanisms of high-purity quartzite formation at the Bural-Sardyk Deposit (Russia)

D. Ts. Ayurzhanaeva, A. M. Fedorov, A. M. Mazukabzov, A. I. Nepomnyashchikh, E. A. Ochirova and V. F. Posokhov
Mechanisms of high-purity quartzite formation at the Bural-Sardyk Deposit (Russia)
Russian Geology and Geophysics (October 2020) 61 (10): 1075-1087


The paper discusses the mechanisms of formation of high-purity quartzites from the Bural-Sardyk Deposit. Based on a stadial analysis of the sedimentary-metamorphic sequence, we interpret the succession of postsedimentary transformations of high-silica rocks. Comprehensive studies using geological and geochemical methods and isotope research data reveal the role of tectonics, magmatism, metamorphism (regional and contact), and dynamic metamorphism in the formation of high-purity quartzites. Two main varieties of tectonites have been identified and described: stress-metamorphic tectonites and cataclasites. The paper presents a new geological map of the Bural-Sardyk Deposit on a 1:10,000 scale.

ISSN: 1068-7971
Serial Title: Russian Geology and Geophysics
Serial Volume: 61
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Mechanisms of high-purity quartzite formation at the Bural-Sardyk Deposit (Russia)
Affiliation: Banzarov Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russian Federation
Pages: 1075-1087
Published: 202010
Text Language: English
Publisher: Allerton Press, New York, NY, United States
References: 27
Accession Number: 2021-006945
Categories: Economic geology, geology of nonmetal deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. table, sketch map
N52°30'00" - N56°00'00", E92°00'00" - E104°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Russian Academy of Sciences, Geological Institute, RUS, Russian Federation
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 202105
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