—Marly limestone, marble, and gabbro–dolerite samples from the Kochumdek contact aureole are studied in order to estimate to which degree the spurrite–merwinite (T = 750–900 °C) metamorphism at the site was isochemical. The 3 m wide zoned Kochumdek aureole is located at the contact between the Early Triassic trap intrusion of the Kuzmovka complex (νβT1kz) and the overlying Llandovery marine marly limestones (S1ln) of the lower Kochumdek subformation in the right side of the Kochumdek River (tributary of the Podkamennaya Tunguska, East Siberia). The Kochumdek rocks are remarkable by the lack of prominent skarn or vein mineralization in marbles and autometasomatism in gabbro. The samples have been analyzed for major, chalcophile, rare-earth, and high-field strength elements. The Kochumdek marbles and marly limestones share similarity in major-element patterns that record mixing of fine siliciclastic material with biogenic and chemogenic CaCO3 components. The major-element chemistry of marly limestones has been controlled by the compositions of fine clastic material transported from the provenance (Trans-Angara part of the Yenisei Ridge) and by the deposition environment of the early Silurian marine basin. The contents of Cu, Ni, Co, V, Mo, Se, Cr, and U in marly limestones and marbles correspond to marine sediments deposited in a low-productive oxigenated environment. The Ni/Co, V/Cr, Cu/Zn, V/(V+Ni), and U/Th ratios in spurrite marbles at the intrusive contact remain within typical limestone ranges but differ from those in gabbro, which have higher V and Cu enrichment and moderate contents of Zn, Ni, and Co. Marly limestones and spurrite marbles show identical REE+Y patterns and average ΣREE contents. The major- and trace-element similarity between marbles and the protolith limestones, along with the absence of gabbro geochemical signatures in the metamorphic rocks, indicate that the thermal metamorphism was nearly isochemical. The reactions occurred without any large-scale transport of major and trace elements across the sill/sediment boundary. The conditions were unfavorable for metasomatic alteration due to low fluid saturation of the Kochumdek intrusion and its structural setting, as well as to the lithological, mechanical, and thermal properties of the sediments.

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