Geochemistry International

, Volume 54, Issue 7, pp 569–583 | Cite as

Tectonic setting discrimination diagrams for terrigenous rocks: a comparison

  • A. V. Maslov
  • V. N. Podkovyrov
  • G. A. Mizens
  • A. D. Nozhkin
  • A. M. Fazliakhmetov
  • A. I. Malinovsky
  • A. K. Khudoley
  • L. N. Kotova
  • A. V. Kuptsova
  • E. Z. Gareev
  • R. I. Zainullin


An attempt is made to compare discrimination diagrams of the first (mid-1980s) and second (early 2010s) generations compiled using data for sedimentary successions of different ages. Our results suggest that the diagrams of different generations allow more or less correct discrimination only between the platform, rift, passive margin, and island arc settings. The data for collision sediments do not form separate fields in these diagrams.


tectonic discrimination diagrams rift island-arc collision settings passive margins Riphean Phanerozoic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Maslov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. N. Podkovyrov
    • 3
  • G. A. Mizens
    • 1
  • A. D. Nozhkin
    • 4
  • A. M. Fazliakhmetov
    • 2
  • A. I. Malinovsky
    • 5
  • A. K. Khudoley
    • 6
  • L. N. Kotova
    • 3
  • A. V. Kuptsova
    • 6
  • E. Z. Gareev
    • 2
  • R. I. Zainullin
    • 7
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Geology, Ufa Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesUfaRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Precambrian Geology and GeochronologyRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  5. 5.Far East Geological Institute, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  6. 6.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  7. 7.Bashkir State UniversityUfaRussia

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