A. Mitrokhin, Dr. Sci. (Geol.), Prof. E-mail: mitrokhin.a.v@yandex.ua E. Vishnevska, postgraduate student E-mail: genyvishnevskia@mail.ru Geological Faculty, Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv90 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03022 Ukraine
MINERALOGICAL AND PETROGRAPHICAL PEСULIARITIES OF ROZANOVKA DYKE FIELD DOLERITES
(INGUL MEGABLOCK OF THE UKRAINIAN SHIELD)
The authors of this paper were the first to study Mafic dyke rocks drilled in deep boreholes in the southern part of the Ingul Megablock (IMB) of theUkrainian Shield. The drilled dykes refer to the under-explored Rozanovka Dyke Field (RDF). The objective of the work was to determine the mineralogical and petrographical features of RDF dyke rocks which could further be used as an indicator to refer them, as well as other IMB mafic dykes, to certain regional magmatic associations. Under the authors' tentative examination is the mineralogy of dyke rocks as well as the chemistry of the main rock-forming minerals:plagioclase, pyroxenes, and olivine. It has been established that among the studied samples there prevail cainotypic olivine dolerites showing mineralogicaland petrographical features of the Proterozoic dolerite-diabase association. Being an indicator for the subplatform stage of ancient cratons development, theassociation is viewed as a paleoanalog of the continental plateau-basalt Phanerozoic association. Practical application of this finding is in identifying thepotential Cu-Ni specialization of many well-known dolerite-diabase complexes. A more accurate definition of the petrography, geotectonic position and metallogenic specialization of RDF dolerites requires further geochemical research.Key words: petrography, mafic dykes, Ukrainian Shield