Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences/Earth Science Section, 2009, V 424, N 1, January-February.

Part 1. Geology 
 The First Find of Buried Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Deposits
 in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rift Valley 
 M. P. Davydov, P. A. Aleksandrov, E. N. Perova, T. A. Semkova, 
 V. Yu. Kuznetsov, F. E. Maksimov, and Yu. S. Polekhovskii 
 p. 1 
 Stress Gradients as the Driving Force of Mass 
 Movement in General Crustal Folding 
 A. Yu. Kissin and V. A. Koroteev 
 p. 7  

 Timing of Crystallization of Plutonic Rocks from 
 the Kuyul Ophiolite Terrane (Koryak Highland): 
 U-Pb Microprobe (SHRIMP) Zircon Dating 
 G. V. Ledneva and D. I. Matukov 
 p. 11  

 Governing Factors in the Development of Depressions
 and Faults in the Baikal Rift Zone: 
 Results of a Physical Experiment 
 K. Zh. Seminskii and E. I. Kogut 
 p. 15  

 Polychronous Formation of the Rodionovskoe 
 Gold-Quartz Deposit, Russian Northeast 
 A. V. Volkov, V. A. Sidorov, V. Yu. Prokof'ev, 
 and A. A. Sidorov 
 p. 19  

 Late Ordovician Granitoids of Northern Kazakhstan: 
 U-Pb Age and Tectonic Setting 
 F. A. Letnikov, A. B. Kotov, K. E. Degtyarev, 
 O. A. Levchenkov, M. M. Shershakova, 
 A. V. Shershakov, N. G. Rizvanova, A. F. Makeev, 
 and M. D. Tolkachev 
 p. 24  

 Abnormal Heat Flow and the Trough’s Nature 
 in the Northern Svalbard Plate 
 M. D. Khutorskoi, Yu. G. Leonov, A. V. Ermakov, 
 and V. R. Akhmedzyanov 
 p. 29  

 A New Type of Cambrian Section at the Base 
 of the Pre-Mesozoic Complex of the West Siberian 
 Petroleum Megabasin (Based on Vostok-1 
 Stratigraphic Well Data, Northern Tomsk Region) 
 A. E. Kontorovich, V. A. Kontorovich, A. I. Varlamov, 
 A. G. Klets,  A. S. Efimov, I. V. Korovnikov, 
 S. V. Saraev, N. V. Sennikov, Yu. F. Filippov,
 I. V. Varaksina, and A. V. Timokhin 
 p. 36  

 First Results of Isotopic Dating of Detrital 
 Zircons from the Clastic Rocks of the Pre-Uralides-Timanides 
 Complexes: Contribution in the Late Precambrian Stratigraphy 
 of the Enganepe Uplift, Western Polar Urals 
 N. B. Kuznetsov, L. M. Natapov, E. A. Belousova, 
 U. L. Griffin, S. O'Reilly, A. A. Soboleva, 
 K. V. Kulikova, O. V. Udoratina, and A. A. Morgunova 
 p. 41  

 The Tectonic Nature of the Yana-Kolyma Gold-Bearing Belt 
 A. D. Chekhov and A. A. Sidorov 
 p. 47  

 Mantle Depth Facies of High-Pressure Pyroxene 
 in the Kola Region 
 D. R. Zozulya, P. Peltonen, H. O?Brien, 
 and M. Lehtonen 
 p. 52  

 Sr-Isotope Chemostratigraphy of Carbonate 
 Deposits from the Yenisei Group, 
 Azyrtal Ridge, Eastern Slope of Kuznetsk Alatau 
 A. B. Kuznetsov, E. F. Letnikova, A. A. Terleev, 
 G. V. Konstantinova, and E. P. Kutyavin 
 p. 57  

 Age and Tectonic Position of the Chiney Layered 
 Massif, Aldan Shield 
 N. V. Popov, A. B. Kotov, A. A. Postnikov, 
 E. B. Sal'nikova, M. N. Shaporina, 
 A. M. Larin, S. Z. Yakovleva, Yu. V. Plotkina, 
 and A. M. Fedoseenko 
 p. 64  

Part 2. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Oceanology, Geography Buffering of CO2 Potential by Mineral Associations O. V. Avchenko p. 68   U-Pb Isotopic Age, Composition, and Sources of the Plagiogranites of the Kalba Range, Eastern Kazakhstan M. L. Kuibida, N. N. Kruk, A. G. Vladimirov, N. V. Polyanskii, and I. V. Nikolaeva p. 72   New Massif of Archean Alkaline Syenites in the Murmansk Domain of the Kola Peninsula M. N. Petrovsky, F. P. Mitrofanov, L. S. Petrovskaya, and T. B. Bayanova p. 77   Experimental Growth and Structural-Morphological Characteristics of Co-Tourmaline T. V. Setkova, Yu. B. Shapovalov, and V. S. Balitskii p. 82   Growth Dissymmetrization of Rare Earth Element Distribution and the Sm?Nd Isotope System in Fluorite Crystals of the Nordvik Deposit (Taymyr) P. L. Smolyanskii, V. F. Proskurnin, and E. S. Bogomolov p. 86   Parameters of the Lower Layer of Saltation over Desert Territories G. I. Gorchakov, A. A. Titov, and D. V. Buntov p. 90   A Mathematical Model of Unsteady Flows of Geofluids in Mud Volcanic Processes A. V. Domanskii, V. V. Ershov, and B. V. Levin p. 95   Bottom Plateau Basalt Magmatism in Western Antarctic Seas of the Southern Ocean G. B. Udintsev, N. A. Kurentsova, A. V. Kol'tsova, and L. G. Domaratskaya p. 99   Zoning of Carbonaceous Metasomatism in a Porphyrite Dike V. L. Rusinov , O. V. Rusinova, E. D. Syngaevskii, and Yu. V. Shchegol'kov p. 105   Gold in Brown Coals: Localization Conditions, Modes of Occurrence, and Methods of Extracting A. P. Sorokin, V. M. Kuz'minykh, and V. I. Rozhdestvina p. 109   The Structure of the Vertical Turbulent Diffusion Coefficient A. B. Kazanskii p. 114   Evaluation of the Stressed Deformed State of the Earth's Crust in the Northeastern Part of the Baltic Shield in the Late Archaean V. T. Filatova p. 118   On Assessments of the Height of the Largest Catastrophic Flood That Occurred in St. Petersburg in the Neva River Mouth on November 7 (19), 1824 V. I. Bogdanov and T. I. Malova p. 123   Kyanite-Sillimanite Metamorphism in the Yenisei Ridge as a Result of Collision of Precambrian Blocks I. I. Likhanov and V. V. Reverdatto p. 127   Study of Reference Sample Candidate for the Noble Metal Contents (PGM, Au, Ag) in a Graphitized Rocks V. N. Mitkin, A. I. Khanchuk, G. G. Likhoidov, S. B. Zayakina, A.A. Galizky, and V. G Tsimbalist p. 133   Crystal Chemistry of Murunskite I. V. Pekov, N. V. Zubkova, D. V. Lisitsyn, and D. Yu. Pushcharovsky p. 139   Immiscibility of Carbonate?Silicate and Chloride-Carbonate Melts in the Kimberlite?CaCO3?Na2CO3?KCl System at 4.8 GPa O. G. Safonov, L. L. Perchuk, V. O. Yapaskurt, and Yu. A. Litvin p. 142   Variations in the Characteristics of Cyclonic Activity and Cloudiness in the Atmosphere of Extratropical Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere Based from Model Calculations Compared with the Data of Reanalysis and Satellite Data I. I. Mokhov, A. V. Chernokul'skii, M. G. Akperov, J.-L. Dufresne, and H. Le Treut p. 147   A New Model of the Zonal Structure of Fractures A. A. Spivak and V. M. Tsvetkov p. 151   Homogenization of Maxwell Equations and the Maxwell-Wagner Dispersion V. V. Shelukhin and S. A. Terent'ev p. 155   Composition of Clinoamphibole as a Function of Fluid Composition during Metamorphism of Basic Rocks B. S. Danilov p. 160   Evolution of the Iron?Silicate Ratio in Ordinary Chondrites and Genetic Types of Iron Meteorites N. G. Zinovieva and L. B. Granovskii p. 164   40Ar/39Ar Dating of Tourmaline from Metamorphic Rocks of the Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan A. V. Korsakov, A. V. Travin, D. S. Yudin, and H. R. Marschall p. 168   Genetic Aspects of Oil-and-Gas Formation, Sulfur and Metal Contents of Oil M. A. Lure and F. K. Schmidt p. 171   Bimodal Character of Latitudinal Earthquake Distributions in the Pacific Region as a Manifestation of Global Seismicity B. V. Levin and E. V. Sasorova p. 175   Variations in Deceleration of Space Vehicles in the Upper Ionosphere before Strong Earthquakes A. V. Tertyshnikov, V. O. Skripachev, and G. M. Chernyavskii p. 180