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Mesozoic Platform Megasequences in the Eastern Part of the Russian Plate

  • Svetlana O. ZorinaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


On the basis of investigations of the sequences and chronostratigraphy of the Middle Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous deposits in the eastern part of the Russian Plate, five megasequences are identified: the upper Bajocian–Callovian, Oxfordian–Berriasian, Valanginian, upper Hauterivian–Aptian, and Albian megasequences. These were formed under stable tectonic–eustatic conditions (without long breaks in sedimentation). The megasequences are characterized by peculiar sediment compositions: mineral assemblages are specific to individual horizons, units, or the entire megasequence, and they include a specific complex of solid mineral resources.


Sequence stratigraphy Chronostratigraphy Megasequences Solid mineral resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Scientific Research Institute of Geology of Industrial MineralsKazanRussian Federation
  2. 2.Department of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Institute of Geology and Petroleum TechnologiesKazan (Volga Region) Federal UniversityKazanRussian Federation

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