Paper Summary

Wrangel Island is located between East Siberian and Chukchi Seas and composed of metamorphic Wrangelian Complex and overlying Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic sedimentary sequences (Kos’ko et al., 1993). In the present-day tectonic setting the sequences of the Island are deformed by Northvergent thrust faults and related folds, representing the near-frontal part of Late Kimmerian fold belt of Northeastern Eurasia. The collisional-related deformation probably took place in Neocomian (preAptian) time, as it was shown for Chukotka Peninsula (Katkov, 2007; Sokolov et al., 2002)