A new set of partitioning data for rare earth elements (REE: La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Dy, Er, and Yb), Y, Th, U, and Pb has been obtained for 25 calcic amphiboles (pargasites and kaersutites) crystallized from alkali-basaltic and basanitic bulk rock compositions at fo(2)similar to Delta FMQ-2, pressure P = 1.4 GPa, and temperature T between 950 degrees and 1075 degrees C. The variations of amphibole/liquid partition coefficients and of their ratios relevant to petrogenetic studies are discussed with reference to the major element composition of the amphiboles and of the coexisting melt, and to the crystal chemical mechanisms for trace element incorporation. Our results support the conclusions that REE and actinides are incorporated into the M4 cavity in calcic amphiboles and distributed between the two available sites within that cavity and that Pb is incorporated into the A site. In our sample population, REE patterns are systematically enriched in heavy REE (HREE), as expected from the presence of significant cummingtonite component. No significant fractionation is observed between Th and U. The major factor controlling the amount of trace element incorporation is the SiO2 content of the melt. The major implication of this study is that HREE can become compatible in amphibole in systems with SiO2 content greater than similar to 50 wt %, whereas LREE always remain incompatible. We use the new D-REE(amph/l) values to calculate the effects of amphibole crystallization during melt migration in the upper mantle by reactive porous flow as well as fractional crystallization of amphibole during melt migration in veined systems. We show that both processes will lead to residual liquids and solids with extremely variable La-N/Yb-N ratios.
Partitioning of rare earth elements, Y, Th, U, and Pb between pargasite, kaersutite, and basanite to trachyte melts: implications for percolated and veined mantle / M. Tiepolo, R. Vannucci, P. Bottazzi, R. Oberti, A. Zanetti, S. Foley. - In: GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1525-2027. - 1:8(2000), pp. 1-32.
|Titolo:||Partitioning of rare earth elements, Y, Th, U, and Pb between pargasite, kaersutite, and basanite to trachyte melts: implications for percolated and veined mantle|
TIEPOLO, MASSIMO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Lithospheric mantle; pargasitic amphibole; partition coefficients; trace elements; rare earth element; actinides|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/08 - Geochimica e Vulcanologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2000GC000064|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|