Rodinia 2013: Supercontinental Cycles and Geodynamics Symposium

Start Date: 
Monday, May 20, 2013
End Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2013

Location: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Since the 1.0 Ga supercontinent Rodinia was recognized and mapped, it has become a milestone for understanding of Earth's evolution both in the Precambrian and in the Phanerozoic, and global-scale cyclic geodynamics.

To continue this global debate, the Faculty of Geology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia will organize an international scientific symposium entitled “Rodinia2013: Supercontinental Cycles and Geodynamics” in Moscow on May 20 to 24, 2013.

The Symposium will focus on new data on the formation, configuration and break-up of Rodinia, its precursors and successors, and related geodynamics processes.

Contributions from all aspects of geology, tectonics and geodynamics, including geochemistry/petrology, basin analysis, geochronology, orogenic studies, paleomagnetism, and global LIP/plume record, metallogeny and geodynamic modeling of Precambrian and Phanerozoic paleogeographies and processes, are welcome.

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Convenors: Natalia Lubnina (, Svetlana Bogdanova (, Zheng-Xiang Li (, Sergei Pisarevskiy (, Dmitry Puscharovsky, Richard Ernst (, Alexander Slabunov (, Ludmila Zolotaya

Includes a post-conference fieldtrip (25th-29th May):

The five days field excursion to four geological landmarks in Russian Karelia.

1. The Mesoproterozoic (1.50-1.45 Ga) magmatic province, including:
- The Valaam subalkaline gabbro-dolerite sill;
- The Sortavala Fe-dolerite (’sortavalite’) dyke swarm;
- The Salmi olivine basaltic flows.

2. The Palaeoproterozoic cross-bedded quartz sandstone (The Shoksha Formation, ca.1.80 Ga) and the Ropruchey gabbro-dolerite sill.

3. The Palaeoproterozoic (ca. 2.10 Ga) Large Igneous Province, including the Jatulian Girvas volcano (diatreme, volcanic pipe, lava flows and breccias) and associated sediments.

4. The Neoarchaean Onega enderbite-charnockite complex (2.73-2.70 Ga) and the Palaeoproterozoic mafic intrusions, including the 2.50 Ga Shala dyke.

Moscow, Russia