Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Evening Poster

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

[S-MP34] Oceanic and Continental Subduction Processes

Sun. May 20, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:REHMAN Ur Hafiz(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Chin Ho Tsai

[SMP34-P01] Pumpellyite-bearing retrograde mineral assemblage of the Yunotani eclogite and the areal extension of eclogite-facies metamorphism in the Omi area, Japan

*Yuzuki Shinji1, Tatsuki Tsujimori1 (1.Tohoku University)

Keywords:Yunotani eclogites, blueschist-facies, pumpellyite, Omi Schists, Renge metamorphic belt, Late Paleozoic

Paleozoic glaucophane-bearing eclogites occur as mafic layers within a unit of paragonite- and garnet-bearing pelitic schist of the Omi Schists in the Yunotani valley, Omi area, Hida Mountains. Previous studies suggested a so-called 'hairpin'-type metamorphic evolution in which the epidote-blueschist-to-eclogite prograde mineral assemblage was recrystallized in the epidote-blueschist-facies. Our new observations, however, found retrograde pumpellyite coexisting with secondary glaucophane. The calculated phase diagram suggests that the pumpellyite + glaucophane assemblages is stable at a low temperature and pressure portion of the lawsonite-glaucophane stability. This is the second example of the occurrence of pumpellyite + glaucophane mineral assemblage in the Hida Mountains; the assemblage has been known only in the Kuzuryu area. The inferred retrograde pressure-temperature (P–T) path after the eclogite-facies metamorphism is similar to that of Paleozoic garnet-glaucophane schist with relict eclogite-facies mineral inclusions of the Osayama serpentinite mélange, Chugoku Mountains. These retrograde paths after eclogite-facies metamorphism in both Omi and Osayama requires a significant cooling and hydration during the exhumation history.

We have also examined the areal extension of eclogite-facies metamorphism in the Omi area using mineral assemblages of the pelitic schists. Previous studies of the Yunotani Valley revealed that the eclogite-hosted pelitic schist was characterized by the mineral assemblage garnet + paragonite + phengite ± ferroglaucophane + rutile + quartz. Our new exploration in the Kanayamadani Valley, located about 3 km south-east of the Yunotani Valley, confirmed abundant paragonite- and garnet-bearing pelitic schist. The calculated stability of the mineral assemblage in a P–T pseudosection overlaps with a P–T condition of the Yunotani eclogites. This supports the previous prediction of the areal extension of 'Eclogitic Unit' ; our study revealed that the Eclogitic Unit extends at least 3 km from the Yunotani to the Kanayamadani Valley.