On the Prospects of Diamond Content of the Southern Side of the Vilyui Syneclise

V. P. Afanasiev, N. P. Pohilenko, S. S. Kuligin, D. A. Samdanov

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Abstract

The paper describes indicator minerals of kimberlites found on the southern side of the Vilyui syneclise in the Markha River basin, a tributary of the Lena River. It is shown that indicator minerals—pyrope and picroilmenite—derive from Middle Paleozoic kimberlites, very likely diamondiferous. Methods are proposed for further studies on determining the prospects for the diamond content of the southern side of the Vilyui syneclise and the northern slope of the Aldan anteclise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
JournalGeology of Ore Deposits
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • kimberlite
  • kimberlite indicator minerals
  • intermediate indicator kimberlite mineral collector
  • Vilyui syneclise
  • Aldan anteclise

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