Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

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

[S-MP37] Deformed rocks, Metamorphic rocks and Tectonics

Mon. May 21, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A04 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Yoshihiro Nakamura(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Yumiko Harigane(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)), Chairperson:Harigane Yumiko(産総研)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[SMP37-12] In-situ boron isotope study of forearc srpentinites from the Franciscan Complex, California

*Chinatsu Yamada1, Tatsuki Tsujimori1, Jun-Ichi Kimura2, Qing Chang2 (1.Tohoku University, 2.Department of Solid Earth Geochemistry, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:serpentine, forearc serpentinite, boron isotope, spot analysis, Franciscan Complex, LA-MC-ICPMS

Serpentinite is one of the characteristic rocks in convergent plate margins. What are the boron isotopic signatures of the forearc serpentinites in the Northern California Coast Ranges? Do the boron isotopic signature show regional and/or lithological differences? Does the boron isotope distinguish the tectonic origin of the serpentinite? In order to understand hydrated forearc mantle of subduction zones, we investigated twenty serpentinites form six localities (Edgewood Park, San Jose, Northern Diablo Range, New Idria, Ring Mountain and Cedars) of the Northern California Coast Range, with a specific focus on boron isotope systematics; we applied newly developed in-situ isotope analysis technique by LA-MC-ICPMS.
Boron concentration and isotpe composition of serpenines in the investigated serpentinites show a large variation (B=3-239 µg/g, δ11B=-12.0 to +24.4 ‰). Serpentinites with blueschist-facies high-pressure metamorphic rocks is characterized by lighter boron isotope, with negative δ11B values. In contrast, massive serpentinites without high-pressure metamorphic rocks show heavier boron isotope, with positive δ11B values. Considering the geological context and the fact that serpentinites with higher δ11B values are enriched in boron, the isotope trend in forearc serpentinites can be explained essentially by fluid evolution via a Rayleigh fractionation during progressive dehydration of subducting slab. However, detailed evaluations in Edgewood Park with the largest isotope variation have led to an interpretation of multi- source of fluids that have facilitated serpentinization at different environments. Moreover, a mineralogical assessment on relict mantle minerals in serpentinites found a possibility that the δ11B values correlate with the degree of partial melting of original peridotite before the serpentinization.