Combined microstructural and geochemical investigations on MORB-type primitive olivine-rich cumulates intruded in the Erro-Tobbio (ET) mantle peridotites (Voltri Massif, Ligurian Alps, Italy) revealed that significant chemical changes in minerals were caused by postcumulus crystallization. This is indicated by the occurrence of accessory interstitial minerals (Ti-pargasite, orthopyroxene and Fe-Ti oxides) and by systematic chemical zoning in intercumulus clinopyroxene, resulting in marked trace element (e.g. REE, Ti and Zr) enrichment at constant high Mg-numbers (0.88-0.91) and LREE depletion. Geochemical modelling shows that low trapped melt amounts (<5%) are sufficient to produce the observed trace element enrichments. Chemical zoning in large (mm-size) clinopyroxenes was dominantly caused by in situ fractional crystallization of trapped interstitial liquid rather then porous flow migration of externally derived evolved melts. Zr enrichment relative to REEs in vermicular clinopyroxene and pargasitic amphibole point to small-scale migration and interaction between residual evolved low melt fractions and the olivine cumulus matrix at final stage of crystallization.
|Titolo:||Postcumulus processes in oceanic-type olivine-rich cumulates: The role of trapped melt crystallization versus melt/rock interaction|
BORGHINI, GIULIO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||olivine cumulates; trapped melt; melt/rock interaction; in situ trace element analyses|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/07 - Petrologia e Petrografia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00410-007-0217-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|