Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences/Earth Science Section, 2008, V 421A, N 6, July-August

Part 1. Geology 
 Caliche in the Upper Paleozoic Continental Rocks of the Southern Urals 
 and Their Implications for Paleogeographic Reconstructions 
 G. A. Mizens and A. V. Maslov 
 p. 875  
 Late Precambrian Volcanoplutonic Association 
 of the Aktau-Dzhungar Massif, Central Kazakhstan: Structural Position and Age 
 K. E. Degtyarev, K. N. Shatagin, A. B. Kotov, 
 E. B. Sal’nikova, M. V. Luchitskaya, A. A. Tret’yakov, and S. Z. Yakovleva 
 p. 879    

 Age of Oceanic Basalts of Bol?shoi Lyakhov Island (New Siberian Islands):
 Implication for the Western Boundary of the South Anyui Ocean in the Jurassic 
 A. B. Kuzmichev and V. A. Lebedev 
 p. 884    

 Nanoscale Mineral Inclusions in the Diamond Phase of Carbonados 
 V. A. Petrovsky, V. I. Silaev, M. Martins, J. Karfunkel, and A. E. Sukharev 
 p. 889  
 New Nd and Pb Isotope Data on the Ophiolite Complexes of the Kronotskii Paleoarc,
 Eastern Kamchatka 
 N. V. Tsukanov, S. G. Skolotnev, M. V. Luchitskaya, and B. V. Belyatskii 
 p. 893  

 Preliminary Results of the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments from the North Pole 
 E. A. Gusev, S. G. Skolotnev, G. N. Aleksandrova, M. E. Bylinskaya, L. A. Golovina, 
 N. I. Zaporozhets, A. A. Laiba, S. M. Lyapunov, and E. P. Radionova 
 p. 897  

 The First Radiocarbon Dates on Foraminifera Shells from the Karginian 
 Marine Sediments of the Taimyr Peninsula (Northern Central Siberia) 
 and Their Interpretation 
 S. A. Gusskov, Ya. V. Kuzmin, L. K. Levchuk, and G. S. Burr 
 p. 902  

 The First Find of Sedimentary Rocks and Identification of Spore-Pollen Complexes
 from the Cenozoic Volcanic Sequence of Spitsbergen 
 E. A. Korago, A. N. Sirotkin, and L. G. Derevyanko 
 p. 905  

 New Types of Gold?Platinum Metal Mineralization in the Upper Amur Region   
 A. V. Mel’nikov and V. G. Moiseenko 
 p. 908  

 Part 2. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Oceanology, Geography 
 Solution of the K/Na Biogeochemical Paradox 
 E. M. Galimov and B. N. Ryzhenko 
 p. 911  

 Isotopic Parameters of Meteoric Waters in Fractured Porous Rocks 
 of the Tulukuev Ore Deposit 
 E. O. Dubinina, V. A. Petrov, and V. N. Golubev 
 p. 914  

 Noble Metal Minerals in Metalliferous Sediments 
 of the Triassic-Jurassic Carbonaceous Sequence in Sikhote Alin 
 V. T. Kazachenko, N. V. Miroshnichenko, E. V. Perevoznikova, 
 and A. A. Karabtsov 
 p. 919  

 Find of Unusual Complex Oxides and ?-Bronze in Lunar Regolith   
 A. V. Mokhov, P. M. Kartashov, O. A. Bogatikov, L. O. Magazina, 
 N. A. Ashikhmina, and E. V. Koporulina 
 p. 923  

 Carbonates in the Sedimentary Record of Saline Tsagan-Tyrm Lake, 
 West Baikal Region: 
 New Type of High-Resolution Paleoclimatic Signals   
 E. P. Solotchina, E. V. Sklyarov, E. G. Vologina, L. A. Orlova, O. A. Sklyarova, 
 P. A. Solotchin, V. N. Stolpovskaya, V. S. Fedorovskii, 
 and O. M. Khlystov 
 p. 926  

 3D Velocity Model of the Upper Mantle Beneath Central Asia 
 O. A. Solovei and V. M. Kozhevnikov 
 p. 934  

 Evidence of the Leading Role of the Ocean in the Cyclicity of 
 Ice Ages in the Late Pleistocene 
 N. V. Vakulenko, V. M. Kotlyakov, and D. M. Sonechkin 
 p. 937  

 New Criteria of the Genesis of Platinum Group Minerals in 
 Intergrowths with Pyroxenes 
 from Zonal Gabbro?Pyroxenite?Dunite Massifs in the 
 South Koryak Highland (Russia) 
 A. G. Mochalov and N. S. Bortnikov 
 p. 941  

Aptian Basaltic Andesites in the Amur-Zeya Depression:
First Geochemical and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronological Data 
 A. A. Sorokin, A. P. Sorokin, V. A. Ponomarchuk, A. V. Travin, 
 A. B. Kotov, and O. V. Mel’nikova 
 p. 946  

 Estimation of Pressure and Water Concentration in the Melt of 
 Ore-Bearing Li-F Granites 
 of the Shumilov Tungsten Deposit, Central Transbaikalia 
 D. F. Stupak, V. Yu. Prokof’ev, and G. P. Zaraysky 
 p. 950  

 Estimates of Spatial Spectra of Specific Physical Parameters of Soils 
 Based on Experimental Data 
 P. F. Demchenko, E. V. Shein, and G. S. Golitsyn 
 p. 954  

 Seismic Pattern in the Southeast Baltic Region 
 Prior to and During Kaliningrad Earthquakes in 2004   
 A. A. Nikonov 
 p. 957  

 The Decade-Resolved Record of the Response of East 
 Siberia to Abrupt Climatic Changes 
 in the North Atlantic over the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle   
 E. L. Goldberg, M. A. Phedorin, E. P. Chebykin, O. M. Khlystov, 
 and N. A. Zhuchenko 
 p. 961  

 Uranium in Groundwater of the Mezen Syneclise 
 A. I. Malov, G. P. Kiselev, and G. P. Rudik 
 p. 965  

 Development of the Model of the Deep Structure of Akhtyr 
 Flexure-Fracture Zone and Shugo Mud Volcano 
 A. V. Gorbatikov, A. L. Sobisevich, and A. N. Ovsyuchenko 
 p. 969  

 Destruction of the Earth?s Crust during the Muya Earthquake 
 in 1957 (MLH = 7.6)   
 R. A. Kurushin and V. I. Mel’nikova 
 p. 974  

 Dynamics of Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius Blum.) Populations of Asia 
 and North America and Its Correlation with Climatic Changes 
 in the Late Neopleistocene (45  000?9700 Years BP) 
 Ya. V. Kuzmin, L. A. Orlova, and V. N. Dementiev 
 p. 978  

 Cryptomorphic Structures of the Lithosphere: 
 Their Reflection on Space Images and the Earth’s Surface 
 D. V. Lopatin 
 p. 983  

 The Khvalynian Fauna of the Manych Depression 
 A. A. Svitoch, T. A. Yanina, V. M. Antonova, and J. van der Plicht 
 p. 987  

 Genetic Approach to the Resolution of Gemological 
 Problems of Quartz and Its Colored Varieties 
 O. V. Balitskaya 
 p. 992  

 Physicochemical Parameters of the Crystallization of 
 Plagioclases in Basaltic Rocks
 from Guyots of the Magellan Seamounts (Pacific Ocean) 
 V. Yu. Prokof’ev, V. V. Avdonin, and M. E. Mel’nikov 
 p. 995    

 Twisted Fibrous Magnesian Calcite in Carbonate Rocks 
 of the Russian Platform 
 E. M. Spiridonov, T. T. Abramova, L. L. Panas’yan, 
 V. N. Sokolov, M. S. Chernov, O. I. Gusarova, and V. M. Ladygin 
 p. 1000    

 Analysis of Terrestrial - Ray Flashes Correlated with Small Variations 
 in the Dipole Momentum of a Thunderstorm Cloud 
 L. P. Babich, E. N. Donskoi, A. Yu. Kudryavtsev, and I. M. Kutsyk 
 p. 1004    

 Net Primary Production of Forest Ecosystems of Russia: A New Estimate 
 A. Z. Shvidenko, D. G. Schepashchenko, E. A. Vaganov, and S. Nilsson 
 p. 1009