Aldan Shield (russian: Алданский щит) is a shield in Siberia. It is an exposed basement of the Siberian Craton. Together with the Anabar Shield further to the northwest, the Aldan Shield is one of the main features of the craton. The Aldan Shield geological region coincides geographically with the Aldan Highlands, located at the southern end of the Sakha Republic, between the Aldan River and the Uchur River.Google Earth The exposed crust parts of the shield date back to the Archean and reflect the first phases of accretion of the crust. They only emerge in a few areas, the eastern and northern sectors of the shield being largely covered by sediments accumulated between the end of the Precambrian and the Cambrian, while in the western and southern regions they have undergone processes of tectonic rejuvenation that have brought about the formation of new structures above and below.Siberian craton - a fragment of a Paleoproterozoic supercontinent
/ref> On the Aldan Shield there is the only charoite deposit known in the world - the Sirenevyi Kamen (Lilac Stone). Many other rare and unusual minerals occur in the area of the shield, such as brookite, frankamenite, tausonite and yuksporite.The Sirenevyi Kamen' deposit location map

See also

*Arctica *Chara River *List of shields and cratons


External links

Early precambrian A-granitoids in the Aldan Shield and adjacent mobile belts: Sources and geodynamic environmentsArchean crustal evolution of the Aldan Shield, Siberia: Geochemical and Isotopic ConstraintsTrace Element and Sr–Pb–Nd–Hf Isotope Evidence for Ancient, Fluid-Dominated Enrichment of the Source of Aldan Shield Lamproites
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