Abstract

According to U–Pb dating, the granitoids of the Tyrma–Bureya complex in the northern Bureya–Jiamusi superterrane of the Central Asian fold belt are not of Paleozoic, as previously thought, but of Mesozoic age (Nizhnyaya Stoiba massif, 218 ± 2 Ma; Talakan and Ust’-Dikan massifs, 185 ± 1 Ma). They formed at the early stages of collision between the North Asian and Sino-Korean cratons and the intervening Amur superterrane.

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