Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences/Earth Science Section Vol. 427, No. 5, June–July, 2009.

Part 1. Geology 
Characteristic Features of Ore Gabbro Formation in the Third 
Layer of the Oceanic Crust 
A. E. Eskin 
p. 711   

Vortical Tectonics 
E. G. Mirlin 
p. 715   

Age and Origin of the Derbent Deep Basin (Middle Caspian) 
E. V. Verzhbitskii and V. G. Kaz’min 
p. 719   

Evidence for Seismicity of the Southeastern Altai 
Region during the Quaternary 
E. V. Deev, I. D. Zol’nikov, E. B. Sibiryakov, 
and S. A. Gus’kov 
p. 723   

Hydrothermal Deposits: Evidence for Pliocene–Quaternary 
Volcanism in the Central Part of the Sea of Okhotsk 
A. N. Derkachev, B. V. Baranov, B. Ya. Karp, 
E. N. Sukhoveev, T. N. Grigor’eva, 
N. A. Pal’chik, and T. N. Moroz 
p. 728   

Shear Destruction of the East Asian Margin and 
Its Role in the Formation of Volcano-Plutonic Belts, 
Epicontinental Sedimentary Basins, and Marginal Seas 
V. P. Utkin 
p. 732   

Origin of Ferruginous Quartzites of the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly 
A. V. Zhabin and V. I. Sirotin 
p. 737   

Geological–Geophysical Studies in the Northern 
Barents Sea and on the Continental Shelf 
of the Arctic Ocean during Cruise 25 of the 
R/V Akademik Nikolai Strakhov 
A. V. Zayonchek, A. O. Mazarovich, V. Yu. Lavrushin, 
S. Yu. Sokolov, M. D. Khutorskoi, 
A. S. Abramova, R. Kh. Aliulov, 
V. R. Akhmedzyanov, Yu. A. Zaraiskaya, 
A. V. Ermakov, V. N. Efimov, E. A. Moroz, 
A. A. Peive, D. A. Prokhorov, E. P. Radionova, 
Yu. N. Raznitsyn, A. A. Razumovskii, A. A. Chernykh, 
and K. P. Yampol’skii 
p. 740   

Lithosphere Mantle Structure and Diamond 
Prospects in the Kola Region:
Chemical and Thermobarometric Analyses 
of Kimberlite Pyrope 
D. R. Zozulya, F. P. Mitrofanov, P. Peltonen, H. O’Brien,
M. Lehtonen, and V. Yu. Kalachev 
p. 746   

Paleoseismicity in Cis-Baikal Rifts Basins: 
Evidence and Age Constraints 
O. V. Lunina, A. S. Gladkov, 
and L. A. Orlova 
p. 751   

On Zones of Finely Dispersed Sulfidization in Northeast Russia 
A. A. Sidorov, A. V. Volkov, and N. E. Savva 
p. 755   

Late Paleozoic Subductional and Collisional 
Igneous Complexes in the Naryn Segment of the 
Middle Tien Shan (Kyrgyzstan) 
D. V. Alekseev, K. E. Degtyarev, A. B. Kotov, 
E. B. Sal’nikova, A. A. Tret’yakov,
S. Z. Yakovleva, I. V. Anisimova, and K. N. Shatagin 
p. 760   

New Data on Fossil Flora from the Visean 
Terrigenous Complex of Pechora Basin 
Yu. V. Mosseichik and N. N. Ryabinkina 
p. 764   

Three Principal Types of the Earth’s Lithosphere 
and Their Metallogenic Specialization 
A. A. Sidorov and A. D. Chekhov 
p. 768   

Part 2. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Oceanology, Geography
Bioproductites and Volcanism G. N. Baturin p. 772 Role of the Biogenic Factor in Platinum Accumulation by Oceanic Ferromanganese Nodules S. M. Zhmodik, D. K. Belyanin, A. G. Mironov, V. S. Parkhomenko, A. T. Titov, T. V. Teplyakova, V. G. Tsimbalist, and A. V. Tatarinov p. 777 Hydrocarbon Potential of the Sedimentary Cover of the Shatskii Swell (Russian Black Sea Region) M. M. Marina and Yu. M. Berlin p. 783 Experimental Modeling of Zonality of Copper-Rich Sulfide Ores in Copper–Nickel Deposits E. F. Sinyakova and V. I. Kosyakov p. 787 Thermal and Hydrodynamic Relationships between the Melt in the Thermochemical Plume Conduit and the Horizontal Mantle Flow A. A. Kirdyashkin, N. L. Dobretsov, and A. G. Kirdyashkin p. 793 Empirical Estimates of the Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Factors on the Global Surface Temperature I. I. Mokhov and D. A. Smirnov p. 798 Modern Climate Changes and Deep Water Temperature of Lake Baikal M. N. Shimaraev, E. S. Troitskaya, and R. Yu. Gnatovskii p. 804 Gold–Porphyric Mineralization of the Kara Ore Knot in Eastern Transbaikal as a New Type of Auriferous Mineralization in East Siberia S. M. Zhmodik, N. A. Roslyakov, A. M. Spiridonov, and I. V. Kozachenko p. 809 Crystal Structure of Yegorovite Na4[Si4O8(OH)4] · 7H2O N. V. Zubkova, I. V. Pekov, D. Yu. Pushcharovskii, and S. S. Kazantsev p. 814 Late Cenozoic Volcanic Activity in Western Georgia: Evidence from New Isotope Geochronological Data V. A. Lebedev, V. G. Sakhno, and A. I. Yakushev p. 819 New Data on Seismic Activity of Eastern Transbaikalia in the Historical Past Ya. B. Radziminovich and A. A. Shchetnikov p. 826 Precessional Motions of Structural Blocks of the Earth’s Crust A. A. Spivak, S. B. Kishkina, and V. A. Kharlamov p. 830 Radon as a “Deterministic” Indicator of Natural and Industrial Geodynamic Processes V. I. Utkin and A. K. Yurkov p. 833 Application of Complex Acoustic Signals in Communication Systems and Navigation of Submersible Units V. A. Akulichev, S. I. Kamenev, and Yu. N. Morgunov p. 837 Geochemistry of Metasomatic Zircons from the Terskii Greenstone Belt B. Yu. Astaf’ev, S. G. Skublov, V. A. Glebovitskii, I. M. Gembitskaya, O. A. Voinova, and O. A. Levchenkov p. 840 Early Paleozoic Alkaline Magmatism of the Altai Mountains: 40Ar–39Ar Geochronology Data for the Edel’veis Complex V. V. Vrublevskii, A. E. Izokh, G. V. Polyakov, I. F. Gertner, D. S. Yudin, and V. I. Krupchatnikov p. 846 Archean U–Pb Isotope Age of Zircon from Dunite of the Nizhny Tagil Massif (the Uralian Platinum Belt) K. N. Malitch, A. A. Efimov, and Yu. L. Ronkin p. 851 Reduction of the Radius and Heat Losses within the Earth and Other Planets in Light of Recent Data V. V. Orlenok p. 856 Focusing and Spatial Resolution of Electromagnetic Three-Coil Sounders M. I. Epov, V. I. Pen’kovskii, and N. K. Korsakova p. 862 Experimental Study of Partitioning of Tantalum, Niobium, Manganese, and Fluorine between Aqueous Fluoride Fluid and Granitic and Alkaline Melts G. P. Borodulin, V. Y. Chevychelov, and G. P. Zaraysky p. 868 The First Results of Long Wave Registration in the Range of Tsunami Periods in the Region of Kurilsk Ridge on a Distributed Station Network B. V. Levin, A. G. Chernov, G. V. Shevchenko, P. D. Kovalev, D. P. Kovalev, A. A. Kurkin, O. N. Likhacheva, and A. A. Shishkin p. 874 Petromagnetic Heterogeneities in Sintering Zones of Permian–Triassic Traps of Komsomolsk Pipe Deposit (Yakutsk Diamond Province) K. M. Konstantinov and A. S. Gladkov p. 880 Comparison of Pedogenic CO2-containing Carbonates in Fossil Soil and Loess from the Antarctic Ice Core Ya. G. Ryskov†, A. A. Velichko, V. I. Nikolaev, T. D. Morozova, S. N. Timireva, and S. A. Oleinik p. 887