Late Permian Intraplate Magmatism of the Baikal–Muya Belt: U–Pb Geochronology and Nd-Isotope Data
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This paper presents the results of U–Pb isotope–geochronological study on zircons from subalkali gabbros and granodiorites of the Dogaldyn intrusive massif located in the Karalon–Mamakan zone of the Baikal–Muya belt. The ages of 254 ± 2 and 256 ± 1 Ma yielded for rocks of the two main intrusion phases do not differ significantly from each other and correspond to the Late Permian period. The Nd-isotope and geochemical data indicate the relationship between the primary melts of intraplate rocks from the Dogaldyn Massif and various sources, including plume–mantle and ancient crustal ones. The manifestations of Late Permian intraplate magmatic activity in the Baikal–Muya belt could have been induced by the Iberian superplume framed by the Siberian trap province.
This work was supported by the Foundation for Development of Domestic Geology (St. Petersburg).
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