10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
[PPS12-05] Petrography of a Type A CAI evolved by multiple heating.
Keywords:CAIs, rare earth elements , petrography
A large (8 mm × 6 mm) perfect rounded shaped CAI, named KU-N-01, that consists of about 80% melilite, and could be belong to compact type A CAIs. However, KU-N-01 has a bulk chemical compositions between type A and type B on the Stolper’s diagram , since the KU-N−01 CAI has spinel-fassaite-rich area that is corresponding to the texture of type B CAIs, even in the core consists of Åk 20-30 melilite enclosed by veined Åk30-40 melilite.
The trace elements, including rare earth elements (REEs), mappings are obtained by LA-ICP-MS. This mapping applied to the clear partial melting texture at the layered mantle-rim strucure, which consists of fassaite, melilite with zoning of Åk20 to Åk70, Åk15-20 melilite and gehlenetic mantle surrounding Wark-Lovering rim (W-L rim). As results, the REEs excepting Eu (La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Yb, Lu) are enriched in fassiate, whereas Eu are depleted. In contrast the REEs excepting Eu are depleted in the zoning melilite, whereas Eu are enriched. In Åk15-20 melilite, all REEs are enriched. In the area of gehlenetic mantle with reversely zoned melilite and W-L rim at the most outside, the REEs excepting Eu are enriched in W-L rim and have higher concentration of REEs than the others.
These results suggest that the area of fassaite and melilite with zoning of Åk20 to Åk70 are crystallized from the pocket of partially melted, however Åk15-20 melilites are relict, since the REEs are enriched in the melt rather than that of other crystals without Eu. The gehlenetic mantle and W-L rim were formed by condensation, because gehlenetic mantle with reversely zoned melilite is formed by condensation  and rim has GroupⅡ REEs pattern . In this talk, through the survey with REEs broad area mapping, we will discuss about new perspective to estimate the partial melting history in CAI formation process.
Acknowledgment: We appreciate professor Tsuchiyama’s lab for the use of FE-SEM-EDS and professor Hirata’s lab for use of LA-ICP-MS.
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