Olga V. Yakubovich

Teaching courses

  • Geochemistry 
  • Geochemistry. Isotope Geochemistry and Isotope Geochronology 
  • The chemical composition of natural substances
  • Modern methods of analysis of natural substances and their properties 


Associate Professor, Department of Geochemistry

Phone: +7-812-328-94-89

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 2010, St. Petersburg State University, department of isotope geology
  • 2013, PhD, “Novel 190Pt-4He method of isotope geochronology for dating minerals of platinum”

Research IDs

Research interests

Noble gases; isotope geochemistry; radiogenic helium geochronology; cosmogenic nuclides; placer deposits of noble metals; platinum group minerals

Key publications

  1. Shukolyukov, Y. a., Yakubovich, O. V., Mochalov, a. G., Kotov, a. B., Sal’nikova, E. B., Yakovleva, S. Z., … Gorokhovskii, B. M. (2012). New geochronometer for the direct isotopic dating of native platinum minerals (190Pt-4He method). Petrology, 20(6), 491–505. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0869591112060033
  2. Shukolyukov, Y. A., Yakubovich, O. V., Yakovleva, S. Z., Sal’nikova, E. B., Kotov, A. B., & Rytsk, E. Y. (2012). Geothermochronology based on noble gases: III. Migration of radiogenic He in the crystal structure of native metals with applications to their isotopic dating. Petrology, 20(1), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0869591112010043
  3. Nesterenok, A. V., & Yakubovich, O. V. (2016). Production of 3He in rocks by reactions induced by particles of the nuclear-active and muon components of cosmic rays: Geological and petrological implications. Petrology, 24(1), 21–34. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0869591116010057
  4. Yakubovich, O. V, Stuart, F. M., Nesterenok, A. V, & Carracedo, A. (2019). Cosmogenic 3He in alluvial metal and alloy grains : Assessing the potential for quantifying sediment transport times. Chemical Geology, 517(March), 22–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.04.010
  5. Yakubovich, O. V, Vikentyev, I. V, Zarubina, O. V, Bryanskiy, N. V, & Gorokhovskii, B. M. (2019). U–Th–He Dating of Pyrite from the Uzelga Copper-Zinc Massive Sulfide Deposit (South Urals, Russia): First Application of a New Geochronometer. Doklady Earth Sciences, 485(2), 368–371. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1028334X19040263

The Head of Current Research Fundings

  • 2019-2020, RSF, “Study of the possibilities of using the U-Th-He system in pyrite for dating sulfide mineralization”;
  • 2019-2020, grants of the President of the Russian Federation, “Source age and duration of the formation of the unique Isov-Turin alluvial system of platinum group minerals (Middle Urals)”

Other professional activities

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