Geochemical research
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Bazhenova T.K.
Article # 21_2017 submitted on 04/26/2017 displayed on website on 05/25/2017
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pdf  The role of organic geochemistry in assessment of geological phenomena
The role and opportunities of organic geochemistry methods in the assessment of geological phenomena in stratigraphy, facial analysis, geothermy, and especially in historical geotectonics is analyzed. The scope of distribution of definite aged layers enriched by organic matter allows us to use them as a stratigraphic correlative. The properties of fossil organic matter as a "maximum thermometer" can be used to determine paleogeothermal regimes. A comparative assessment of organic matter catagenesis allows, in turn, to estimate the amplitude of plunging, uplift and erosion of deposits, as well as to solve some other issues of historical geotectonics.

Keywords:organic geochemistry, organic matter catagenesis, historical geotectonics, paleogeothermal regime.
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