Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG58] Petrology, Mineralogy and Resource Geology

Mon. May 25, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Akira Miyake(Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Toshiaki Tsunogae(Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences (Earth Evolution Sciences), University of Tsukuba), Koichiro Fujinaga(Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo), Nobutaka Tsuchiya(Department of Geology, Faculty of Education, Iwate University)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[SCG58-P09] U-Pb zircon dating of the Late Cretaceous volcanic rocks from the Ikuno and Mitsuishi mines area, southwest Japan

*Daisuke SATO1 (1.GSJ, AIST)

Keywords:U-Pb age, Ikuno mine, polymetallic vein, Mitsuishi mine, pyrophyllite and sericite clay deposit, Late Cretaceous

Numerous hydrothermal ore deposits occured in Late Cretaceous to Paleogene igneous rocks are distributed in the Inner Zone of southwest Japan. The Ikuno mine in north-central Hyogo Prefecture is hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit. This mine was produced by replacement of the Late Cretaceous dacite to rhyolite tuff and lapilli tuff of the medium to lower Ikuno Formation and dikes by high temperature fluids probably generated around granitic rocks. The Mitsuishi mine in southeastern Okayama Prefecture is hydrothermal pyrophyllite and sericite deposit. This mine was produced by replacement of the Late Cretaceous rhyolite welded tuff and lapilli tuff of the lower Wake Formation by high temperature fluids.
U-Pb zircon dating using LA-ICP-MS was carried out for 2 pyroclastic flow deposit samples from the Late Cretaceous volcanic rocks in the Ikuno and Mitsuishi mine area, southwest Japan. The Ikuno and Mitsuishi mines are determined to be 78.9±0.9 Ma and 82.4±0.6 Ma, respectively.