RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES VOL. 6, NO. 4, PAGES 257–277, doi:10.2205/2004ES000153, 2004

Elbrus active Volcano and its geological history

A. G. Gurbanov, V. M. Gazeev, O. A. Bogatikov, and A. Ya. Dokuchaev

Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

V. B. Naumov

Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia

A. V. Shevchenko

Kabardino-Balkarian University,, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia


[1]  Using the new geological map of the Elbrus Volcano (scale 1:50 000) and the new isotopic datings of the volcanic rocks, the formation history of Elbrus Volcano was found to include a pre-caldera, a caldera, and a post-caldera cycle, during which the modern Elbrus stratovolcano was formed. The Early and The Late period of the volcano's evolution have been identified in the two latter cycles.

Received 24 August 2004; published 31 September 2004.

Keywords: Elbrus, geological history, isotopic datings, volcanic rocks.

Citation: Gurbanov, A. G., V. M. Gazeev, O. A. Bogatikov, A. Ya. Dokuchaev, V. B. Naumov, and A. V. Shevchenko (2004), Elbrus active Volcano and its geological history, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 6, No.4, 257-277, doi:10.2205/2004ES000153.

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