Project's information

Project's title Permo-Triassic magmatism in Vietnam, geodynamic conditions and their role for ore deposit formation (Cu-Ni-PGE, Fe-Ti-V, Au-Cu-Mo-W, Li)
Project’s code QTRU.03.01/18-19
Research hosting institution Institute of Geological Sciences
Coordinating unit, co-chair Siberian Branch, Russin Academy of Sciences.
Project leader’s name Vietnam's side: Assoc. Prof. DrSc.Tran Trong Hoa; Partner's side: Prof. DrSc. Izokh E.Andrey
Project duration 01/06/2018 - 31/12/2020
Project’s budget 200 million VND
Classify Excellent
Goal and objectives of the project

Unraveling the impact of plate and plume tectonics on the formation of mantle and crust magmatic activity and their geochemical features on the formation of Cu-Ni-PGE, Fe-Ti-V magmatic and hydrothermal Au-Cu-Mo-W and Li deposits, including porphyry type.

Main results

- A new collection of samples from Permian - Triassic magma formations along the Truong Son fold belt has been obtained for research on magmatism and metallogeny related to the geological history of Indochina block in the Late Paleozoic - Early Mesozoic. This is one of the scientific issues of great interest to geologists at home and abroad.
- Contributing to the accuracy of formation age of mafic - ultramafic intrusions in Song Hien and Lo Gam zones: mainly in the range of 250-246 Ma. This is an important basis for building different magma - tectonic and metallogenic models. In addition, new studies on inclusion and trace elements in zircon allow to distinguish zircon types in mafic - ultramafic intrusions in the Cao Bang Complex, determine the temperature of magma formation and zircon genesis in the rocks.
- Two types of Permian - Triassic basalt in the Song Hien zone have been established, namely N-MORB and E-MORB types with different origins from lithosphere mantle melting at spinel lherzolite level. Evaluation of the role of crustal contamination in the formation of volcanic series - mafic – ultramafic plutons in Song Hien zone, in which the degree of contamination increases from N-MORB basalt type > E-MORB basalt type - mafic – ultramafic plutons.
- Determining the formation of monzogabbro in the south Truong Son belt and the Kon Tum block related to the lithosphere expansion during the period 240-230 Ma.
- Initial results using the RFA-synchrotron analysis for mafic - ultramafic and medium - acidic igneous rocks show that there are prospects for application in the study of regional geochemical characteristics and mineral prospecting.
Aplication: The research results of the project can be used for different purposes: large-scale geological survey, investigation and prospecting for minerals; The high-quality data can be used in thematic studies of petrology and metallogeny in areas affected by subduction and plume mantle activities.
Education and training: Support 03 PhD students (samples, analysis results). The PhD students directly participate in the implementation of the project.

Novelty and actuality and scientific meaningfulness of the results

Provide new scientific data on magmatic petrology, geodynamic and metallogenic interpretation of the Permian - Triassic period of geological structures in the Vietnam, namely the northeast region, the Truong Son fold belt. and the Kon Tum geoblock.

Products of the project

+ Publications:
- SCI/SCIE journal:
1. Tatyana V. Svetliskaya, Thi Huong Ngo, Peter A. Nevolko, Tuan Anh Tran, Andrey E. Izokh, Roman A. Shelepaev, Trong Hoa Tran, Thi Phuong Ngo, Pavel A. Fomylnykh, Ngoc Can Pham, 2022 Zircon U–Pb ages of Permian–Triassic igneous rocks in the Song Hien structure, NE Vietnam: The Emeishan mantle plume or the Indosinian orogeny? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 224, 105033.
- VAST2 and national journals:
2. Pham Thi Dung, Tran Tuan Anh, Tran Quoc Hung, Tran Trong Hoa, R.A. Shelepaev, Nguyen Hoang, Tran Quoc Cong, 2020. Petrographic and geochemical characteristics of the Nui Chua gabbroid mafic – ultramafic series, Northern Vietnam: significances in petrogenesis and Fe-Ti-V metallogenesis. Vietnam journal of Earth Sciences, v. 43(1), p. 81-95.
3. Trần Trọng Hòa, Bùi Ấn Niên, Trần Tuấn Anh, Phạm Ngọc Cẩn, Phạm Thị Dung, Ngô Thị Phượng, Izokh A.E., Shelepaev R.A., 2020. Monzogabbroid khối Phú Lộc và Hà Tam trong tiến trình tạo núi Indosini Nam Trường Sơn. Tạp chí Địa chất, Loạt A, số 371-372, tr.49-67.
- Symposium reports:
4. Shelepaev R.A., Shirokih V.A., Svetliskaya T.V., Bui An Nien, Ngo Thi Phuong, Tran Tuan Anh, Pham Ngoc Can, 2019. The combination of of two gabbro types in poligenic intrusions. International Symposium on the 35th Anniversary of collaboration between the Institute of Geological Science VAST and IGM SB RAS “Geology and metallogeny of Vietnam” 2019, Hanoi, Publishing house of Science and Technology, p. 37-42.
5. Tatyana V. Svetliskaya, Valentiana A. Shirokih, Hoang Ly Vu, Thi Huong Ngo, 2019. Mineral inclusions and trace-element characteristics of the Early Triassic zircon from Song Hien domain, Northeastern Vietnam. International Symposium on the 35th Anniversary of collaboration between the Institute of Geological Science VAST and IGM SB RAS “Geology and metallogeny of Vietnam” 2019, Hanoi, Publishing house of Science and Technology, p. 67-76.
6. Izokh A.E., Tran Trong Hoa, Svetliskaya T.V., Nevolko P.A., Shelepaev R.A., Kolmogorov Iu.P., 2019. International Symposium on the 35th Anniversary of collaboration between the Institute of Geological Science VAST and IGM SB RAS “Geology and metallogeny of Vietnam” 2019, Hanoi, Publishing house of Science and Technology, p. 111-113.
7. Trần Trọng Hòa, Trần Tuấn Anh, Phạm Ngọc Cẩn, Izokh A.E, Goryachev N.A., Usuki T., Phạm Thị Dung, Phạm Thị Phương Liên, Bùi Ấn Niên, 2019. Hoạt động magma Permi – Trias liên quan tới gắn kết địa khối Đông Dương và địa khu liên hợp Việt – Trung. Kỷ yếu Hội nghị: Nghiên cứu cơ bản trong lĩnh vực Khoa học Trái đất và Môi trường, Tp.Hồ Chí Minh, 11-2019. DOI: 10.15625/vap.2019.00083. 

Research region

- Specialized research institutes in the field of geology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology;
- Vietnam Department of Geology and Minerals;
- Training institutions specializing in geology in Vietnam (Ha Noi National University, Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh City National University; Ha Noi University of Geology and Mining.


Scientific research cooperation with the Siberian branch (Russian Academy of Sciences) in geology and metallogeny has potential for further development and has new and necessary scientific ideas to be deployed for the Vietnamese territory. We respectfully request the leadership of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology to support and support these cooperations.

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