Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 375–389 | Cite as

Lithochemistry Potential for Comparison and Correlation of Deposits on the Example of the Komsomolsk Section in Northern Sikhote-Alin, Far East of Russia

  • S. A. MedvedevaEmail author


The lithochemistry potential for comparison and correlation of terrigenous deposits and paleoreconstructions of facies sedimentation settings is studied on the example of the Komsomolsk section. The completed works and analysis of the first data on the contents of chemical components and values of lithochemical modules of the Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous rocks making up the Komsomolsk section confirm the folded structure of this section previously identified by other methods. It is established that the layers of the southwestern and northeastern parts of the section are wings of a single syncline fold, while a “barren” sequence exposed in the northeasternmost part of the section lies at its base. The importance of combining different methods is noted.


sandstone aleurolite lithochemical parameters Jurassic Cretaceous Komsomolsk section Sikhote-Alin Far East of Russia 



We thank G.L. Kirillova, O.S. Dzyuba, O.S. Urman, and A.V. Kudymov for participation in the fieldworks and T.L. Karpova for help in the design of drawings.

We are grateful to the reviewers for very useful questions, comments, and suggestions which were of great importance upon completion of the research.


The research work was carried out under the topic of the Kosygin Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences: “Structure, Evolution, and Resource Potential of Major Continental Lithosphere Structures in the Russian Far East and Adjacent Areas: Tectonics, Stratigraphy, Geodynamics, and Metallogeny”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kosygin Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKhabarovskRussia

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