Mixing between enriched lithospheric mantle and crustal comp
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TitleMixing between enriched lithospheric mantle and crustal components in a short-lived subduction-related magma system, Dry Valleys area, Antarctica: Insights from U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes, and whole-rock geochemistryAbstractGranitoids associated with the Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic Ross orogeny are extensively exposed in the Dry Valleys region of southern Victoria Land, Antarctica, affording an exceptional opportunity to gain insight into the temporal and spatial scales of continental arc magmatism. Samples spanning 150 km along strike and 50 km across strike were selected for isotopic and geochemical analysis. Zircon U-Pb geochronology and the first Hf isotope data for Dry Valleys granitoids, coupled with whole-rock elemental data, reveal mixing between enriched lithospheric mantle and Precambrian crustal components and indicate that the principal phase of magmatism in the Dry Valleys area was restricted to a period of 23 m.y., from ca. 515 to 492 Ma. This relatively short period of magmatism contrasts with other segments of the Ross orogen, in which magmatism spanned greater than 100 m.y. Most calc-alkaline intrusions spanned 515-500 Ma, while postkinematic granitoids with alkali-calcic geochemical signatures spanned 505-492 Ma, indicating a transitional shift to an overall extensional tectonic regime. Zircon ÎµHf(i) values range between-0.3 and-7.2, with two-stage depleted-mantle model ages ranging from 1.5 to 1.9 Ga. Low ÎµHf(i) values in mafic samples are consistent with derivation from an enriched subcontinental lithospheric mantle source, while the large-volume granitic intrusions show evidence for increasing assimilation of old crust over time. A broadening of the ÎµHf(i) range to more negative values in the younger intrusions may reflect crustal thickening or underplating of fertile continental material into the source region of the arc. Â© 2015 Geological Society of America.
1st AuthorHagen-Peter, G. AuthorHagen-Peter, G.Cottle, J.Tulloch, A.Cox, S.Year2015JournalLithosphereVolume7Number2Pages174-188DOI10.1130/L384.1URLhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/recor.....8adf936b9127bf3d82e142224PublisherGeological Society of AmericaKeywordsAnalytical geochemistryGeochemistryHafniumIsotopesLandformsLeadMixingSilicate mineralsTectonicsUraniumZircon, Continental materialsExtensional tectonicsGeochemical analysisGeochemical signaturesSub-continental lithospheric mantlesTemporal and spatial scaleWhole-rock geochemistriesZircon U-Pb geochronologies, Geochronology, crustal structuregeochronologygranitoidlithospheremagmamagmatismmantle chemistryspatiotemporal analysissubductionzircon, AntarcticaEast AntarcticaMcMurdo Dry Valleys
CitationHagen-Peter, G., Cottle, J., Tulloch, A. and Cox, S. (2015). Mixing between enriched lithospheric mantle and crustal components in a short-lived subduction-related magma system, Dry Valleys area, Antarctica: Insights from U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes, and whole-rock geochemistry. Lithosphere, 7(2):174-188
Cox, S., Mixing between enriched lithospheric mantle and crustal comp . Antarctica NZ, accessed 04/06/2023, https://adam.antarcticanz.govt.nz/nodes/view/64250, 10.1130/L384.1