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Article: Early Paleozoic dioritic and granitic plutons in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt, NW China: Constraints on the initiation of a magmatic arc in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt

TitleEarly Paleozoic dioritic and granitic plutons in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt, NW China: Constraints on the initiation of a magmatic arc in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt
Authors
KeywordsEastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt
Early Paleozoic
Geochemistry
Subduction
Arc-type magmatism
Issue Date2018
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes
Citation
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2018, v. 153, p. 139-153 How to Cite?
AbstractEarly Paleozoic dioritic and granitic plutons in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt (ETOB) have been studied in order to constraint the initiation of a magmatic arc formed in this region. Zircon U-Pb dating indicates that two dioritic plutons in the northern ETOB were generated in the Late Ordovician (452 +/- 4 Ma) and the Early Silurian (442 +/- 3 Ma), respectively. Diorites from the two plutons are characterized by enrichments in large ion lithophile elements (LILE) and highly incompatible elements, with depletions in high field strength elements (HSFE) displaying typical geochemical features of a subduction-related origin. They have positive epsilon(Nd)(t) values (+5.08- +6.58), relatively young Nd model ages (T-DM = 0.71-1.08 Ga), with Ta/Yb (0.05-0.09) and Nb/Ta ratios (12.06-15.19) similar to those of depleted mantle, suggesting a juvenile mantle origin. Their high Ba/La (13.3-35.9), low Th/Yb (0.72-2.02), and relatively low Ce/Th (4.57-14.7) and Ba/Th (47.8-235) ratios indicate that these diorites were probably produced by partial melting of a depleted mantle wedge metasomatized by both subducted sediment-derived melts and slab-derived aqueous fluids. Zircon U-Pb dating of a granitic pluton in the northern ETOB yielded a Late Ordovician intrusion age of 447 +/- 5 Ma. Granites from this pluton show calc-alkaline compositions with geochemical characteristics of I-type granites. They also show positive epsilon(Nd)(t) values (+ 6.49- +6.95) and young Nd model ages (T-DM = 0.69-0.87 Ga), indicating that the granites were most likely derived from juvenile lower crust. Our new dating results on the dioritic and granitic plutons suggest that arc-type magmatism in the northern ETOB began prior to or at the Late Ordovician (452-442 Ma). In addition, north-dipping subduction of the Kangguertage oceanic lithosphere may account for the arc-type magmatism and the geodynamic process of the ETOB in the Early Paleozoic.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/263240
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dc.contributor.authorDu, L-
dc.contributor.authorLong, XP-
dc.contributor.authorYuan, C-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Y-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, ZY-
dc.contributor.authorSun, M-
dc.contributor.authorZhao, G-
dc.contributor.authorXiao, W-
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T07:35:45Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-22T07:35:45Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2018, v. 153, p. 139-153-
dc.identifier.issn1367-9120-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/263240-
dc.description.abstractEarly Paleozoic dioritic and granitic plutons in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt (ETOB) have been studied in order to constraint the initiation of a magmatic arc formed in this region. Zircon U-Pb dating indicates that two dioritic plutons in the northern ETOB were generated in the Late Ordovician (452 +/- 4 Ma) and the Early Silurian (442 +/- 3 Ma), respectively. Diorites from the two plutons are characterized by enrichments in large ion lithophile elements (LILE) and highly incompatible elements, with depletions in high field strength elements (HSFE) displaying typical geochemical features of a subduction-related origin. They have positive epsilon(Nd)(t) values (+5.08- +6.58), relatively young Nd model ages (T-DM = 0.71-1.08 Ga), with Ta/Yb (0.05-0.09) and Nb/Ta ratios (12.06-15.19) similar to those of depleted mantle, suggesting a juvenile mantle origin. Their high Ba/La (13.3-35.9), low Th/Yb (0.72-2.02), and relatively low Ce/Th (4.57-14.7) and Ba/Th (47.8-235) ratios indicate that these diorites were probably produced by partial melting of a depleted mantle wedge metasomatized by both subducted sediment-derived melts and slab-derived aqueous fluids. Zircon U-Pb dating of a granitic pluton in the northern ETOB yielded a Late Ordovician intrusion age of 447 +/- 5 Ma. Granites from this pluton show calc-alkaline compositions with geochemical characteristics of I-type granites. They also show positive epsilon(Nd)(t) values (+ 6.49- +6.95) and young Nd model ages (T-DM = 0.69-0.87 Ga), indicating that the granites were most likely derived from juvenile lower crust. Our new dating results on the dioritic and granitic plutons suggest that arc-type magmatism in the northern ETOB began prior to or at the Late Ordovician (452-442 Ma). In addition, north-dipping subduction of the Kangguertage oceanic lithosphere may account for the arc-type magmatism and the geodynamic process of the ETOB in the Early Paleozoic.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jseaes-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Asian Earth Sciences-
dc.subjectEastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt-
dc.subjectEarly Paleozoic-
dc.subjectGeochemistry-
dc.subjectSubduction-
dc.subjectArc-type magmatism-
dc.titleEarly Paleozoic dioritic and granitic plutons in the Eastern Tianshan Orogenic Belt, NW China: Constraints on the initiation of a magmatic arc in the southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSun, M: minsun@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailZhao, G: gzhao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySun, M=rp00780-
dc.identifier.authorityZhao, G=rp00842-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.03.026-
dc.identifier.hkuros294401-
dc.identifier.volume153-
dc.identifier.spage139-
dc.identifier.epage153-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000424181200008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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