[SSS04-P09] Chemical characteristics and source of the fluid involved in the black fault rocks in the Kodiak accretionary complex
Keywords:geochemistry, subduction zones, eathquake
The distinct Sr enrichment in the black fault rocks is associated with a decrease in 87Sr/86Sr ratio, suggesting the involvement of fluids of external origin that has low 87Sr/86Sr ratios. The estimated 87Sr/86Sr for the end-component fluid is too low to be derived from sediments, but consistent with altered oceanic basalts. This suggests that the fluids were derived from underlying subducted oceanic crust. The black fault rocks are also characterized by slight enrichments in Li, which contrasts with distinct Li depletion observed in fault rocks that have experienced high-temperature fluid-rock interactions at shallower depths (Ishikawa et al., 2008; Hamada et al., 2011). The observed Li enrichment implies the involvement of Li-rich fluids in the Kodiak fault zone. The temperature and source required for the Kodiak fluids will be discussed based on the trace element and Li isotope characteristics.
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