Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014

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Oral

Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-MP Mineralogy & Petrology

[S-MP46_28PM1] Deformed rocks, Metamorphic rocks and Tectonics

Mon. Apr 28, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 414 (4F)

Convener:*Tetsuo Kawakami(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kazuhiko Ishii(Department of Physical Science, Graduate School of Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University), Chair:Tetsuo Kawakami(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Nobuhiko Nakano(Division of Evolution of Earth Environments, Faculty of Social and Cultutal Studies, Kyushu University)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[SMP46-07] Shape evolution of spinel grains in the Horoman Peridotite Complex, Hokkaido

*Satoko KOIDE1, Tomoki SHIBATA2, Katsuyoshi MICHIBAYASHI1 (1.Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University, 2.Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University)

Keywords: spinel, grain shape, diffusion process, dislocation creep, Horoman

We present the evolution of spinel grains in the Horoman Peridotite Complex, Hokkaido. For deformation under differential stresses at high temperature conditions, both diffusion processes including diffusion creep and annealing process and dislocation creep will affect shape change of a crystal inclusion (Okamoto and Michibayashi, 2005 JGR). Grain size and grain shape are related to the shape change of the crystal with respect to given temperature and differential stress conditions. We applied this theory to spinel grains in the Horoman Peridotite Complex, Hokkaido. As a result, grain shapes of coarser spinel grains more than 100 micron are dominantly controlled by dislocation creep, whereas those of smaller spinel grains less than 100 micron are influenced by both diffusion processes and dislocation creep. Moreover, we found that grain shapes of the smaller spinel grains can be only explained by post-tectonic annealing process after their intense deformation. Our result will provide a new insight to understand the deformation processes in mantle.