Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 468, Issue 2, pp 571–573 | Cite as

Authigenic mineral formation in fluid permeability zones in the West Siberia Permafrost

  • A. N. KurchatovaEmail author
  • V. P. Melnikov
  • V. V. Rogov
  • E. A. Slagoda


Basic chemical and mineralogical anomalies in permafrost caused by hydrocarbon migration are considered. Direct evidence for bacterial oxidation of light hydrocarbons, primarily methane, were first obtained in fluid permeability zones in the permafrost as a stepwise formation of authigenic minerals such as iron sulfides and oxides, carbonates, silicates, and gypsum.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Kurchatova
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. P. Melnikov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Rogov
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. A. Slagoda
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of the Earth Cryosphere, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTyumenRussia
  2. 2.Tyumen State Oil and Gas UniversityTyumenRussia
  3. 3.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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