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Pb-Pb and U-Pb data of Proterozoic to Phanerozoic cassiterite deposits in Russia

October 20, 2021

Cassiterite (SnO2), a main ore mineral in tin deposits, was collected by multiple Russian geologists or obtained from museum collections in both the USA and Russia and dated at the U.S. Geological Survey. The dated samples represent four different mining districts spanning the entire country from the village of Pitkaranta in the west (31 degrees E Longitude) to the Merekskoe Deposit in the Russian Far East (134 degrees E Longitude). The samples were recovered from a variety of host deposit types that range from the Proterozoic to Phanerozoic. Cassiterite (in the form of mounted loose grains) was prepared and analyzed for direct age dating on a laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS) system at the USGS in Denver, Colorado from February 2017 to October 2019. This data supports the following associated publication: Neymark, L.A., Larin, A.M., and Moscati, R.J., 2021, Pb-Pb and U-Pb dating of cassiterite by in situ LA-ICPMS: Examples spanning ~1.85 Ga to approximately 100 Ma deposits in Russia and implications for dating Proterozoic to Phanerozoic tin deposits, Minerals.