—In the northern Ladoga area, the age of the Sortavala Group rocks in the southeast of the Raahe–Ladoga zone of junction of the epi-Archean Fenno-Karelian Craton and the Paleoproterozoic Svecofennian province, their relationship with dome granitoids, the age of the provenances, and the time of metamorphic processes were estimated. The study was focused on the Nd isotope composition of rocks, the geochemical and isotope-geochronological parameters of zircon from the granite-gneisses of the Kirjavalakhti dome, the basal graywackes of the lower unit and the trachytes of the middle unit of the Sortavala Group, and the plagio- and diorite-porphyry dikes cutting the volcanosedimentary units of this group. The new isotope-geochemical data show a Neoarchean age of the granitoids of the Kirjavalakhti dome (2695 ± 13 Ma) and their juvenile nature (εNd(T) = +1.5). The granitoids underwent tectonometamorphic transformations (rheomorphism) in the Paleoproterozoic (Sumian) (2.50–2.45 Ga), which are recorded in the U–Th–Pb isotope system of the rims of the ancient cores of zircon crystals. The volcanosedimentary complex of the Sortavala Group formed on the heterogeneous polychronous (3.10–2.46 Ga) continental crust of the epi-Archean Fenno-Karelian Craton. With regard to the errors in determination of the age of clastic zircon, the minimum concordant U–Th–Pb ages of 1940–1990 Ma of detrital zircon from volcanomictic graywackes of the Pitkyaranta Formation can be taken as the upper age bound of terrigenous rocks, which agrees with the maximum age of the Sortavala Group rocks estimated from the U–Th–Pb (SIMS) age of 1922 ± 11 Ma of the Tervaoya diorites (Matrenichev et al., 2006). According to the proposed new tectonic model, the accumulation of the volcanosedimentary complex of the Sortavala Group, its metamorphism, erosion, and overlapping by the Ladoga Group turbidites had already occurred in the pericratonic part of the epi-Archean Fenno-Karelian Craton by the time of the Svecofennian continent–island arc collision, subduction, and formation of bimodal volcanoplutonic complexes of the young Pyhäsalmi island arcs and felsic volcanics of the Savo schist belt (1920–1890 Ma).

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