Special Issue "East European Craton—From Crustal Growth to Sedimentary Cover"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021) | Viewed by 5795
Interests: basin analysis; tectonics; sediment provenance
The East European Craton (EEC) is a large coherent segment of the Precambrian continental crust occupying most of Eastern and Northern Europe. A significant portion of the EEC was formed during the Proterozoic orogenesis and ultimate collision of the major components of the EEC, i.e., the Volgo-Uralia, the Sarmatia, and the Fennoscandia. Within the EEC’s interior, an unmetamorphosed sedimentary cover has developed from the late Mesoproterozoic to recent times. Moreover, the EEC is an attractive natural laboratory for studies on the origin of various mineral deposit types, such as banded iron formation (BIF), Fe–Ti–V deposits within AMCG formations, magmatic sulfide deposits in mafic intrusion, REE and Nb–Ta deposits in pegmatites, and different types of polymetallic mineralization related to granite, granodiorite and tonalite intrusions, and others. To considerably understand the EEC geological setting and evolution, the current volume offers researchers a possibility to present their studies in a wide range of disciplines: petrology, mineralogy, geochronology, geochemistry, tectonics, basin analysis, sediment provenance, etc.
- East European Craton
- basin analysis
- sediment provenance
- mineral deposits