Isotopic and geochemical characteristics of Cambrian phosphorites of Karatau Basin (Southern Kazakhstan)

I. A. Vishnevskaya, V. I. Malov, N. G. Soloshenko, A. F. Letnikova, V. Yu Kiseleva, A. V. Ivanov

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Abstract

The article is devoted to studying of isotope-geochemical characteristics of phosphorite and the enclosing carbonate Karatau Phosphorus deposit. As a result of the work on the identification of the least altered rocks, the primary isotopic composition of Sr, C and O in the water of the Karatau basin was established, as well as the isotopic composition of Nd phosphorites. Kyrshabakty Formation underlying phosphorite characterized 87 Sr/ 86 Sr ratio 0.70839, δ 13 C value ranges from +0.2 to 0.6 ‰. The primary Sr isotopic composition of the phosphate-bearing Chulaktau Formation, varies from 0.70877 to 0.70905, and the carbon isotope composition ranges from -3.1 to 0.8 ‰. Based on these data, the sedimentation interval of these rocks was established. Phosphate accumulation within the Karatau basin occurred in the range of 520-509 million years ago as a result of biogenic precipitation of the phosphorus of ocean water on the shelf of the passive margin of the continent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-290
Number of pages24
JournalVestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Earth Sciences
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Chemostratigraphy
  • Neodymium
  • Reconstruction of sedimentary basin
  • Strontium
  • CHINA
  • strontium
  • RECORD
  • SEAWATER
  • GORGES
  • reconstruction of sedimentary basin
  • chemostratigraphy
  • neodymium
  • CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY
  • EVOLUTION
  • AREA
  • CARBON-ISOTOPE
  • BOUNDARY
  • SECTION

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