Abstract

Isotope dating of ultrapotassic magmatism in the central Chukchi region was carried out. Based on the Rb-Sr isochron age of monzonites from the Linkor stock (107±2.2. Ma) and using earlier obtained geochronological isotope data, we have estimated the time of one of the stages of ultrapotassic magmatism, 107–113 Ma. Igneous rocks of this age occur throughout the central Chikchi region, which suggests their genetic relationship with some great geodynamic event there, likely, the accretion of the Mainit island arc to the Chukchi microcontinent. The results obtained permit the reconstruction of the geologic history of the region and can be used to construct more detailed geodynamic models.

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