Geochronometria

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 72–76 | Cite as

230Th/U chronology of ore formation within the semyenov hydrothermal district (13°31′ N) at the Mid-Atlantic ridge

  • V. Kuznetsov
  • F. Maksimov
  • A. Zheleznov
  • G. Cherkashov
  • V. Bel’Tenev
  • L. Lazareva
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Abstract

A radiochemical study was carried out on massive sulfides from Semyenov hydrothermal district at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. New and published results provide evidence that 230Th/U ages obtained for massive sulfides are reliable. The sulfide deposits from the West, North-West, North-East, and East hydrothermal sites at the Semyenov hydrothermal district were formed between ∼124 ka and ∼37 ka ago. The hydrothermal activity might have started in the eastern part of the district and moved to the west by episodic ore formation.

Keywords

230Th/U dating hydrothermal activity ore formation massive sulfide geochronology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • F. Maksimov
    • 1
  • A. Zheleznov
    • 1
  • G. Cherkashov
    • 2
  • V. Bel’Tenev
    • 3
  • L. Lazareva
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean (VNIIOkeangeologia)St. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Polar Marine Geosurvey ExpeditionLomonosov, St. PetersburgRussia

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