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[SVC41-53] Generation of voluminous felsic magma in 7.3ka Kikai-Akahoya eruption
Keywords:Kikai caldera, caldera-forming eruption, felsic magma
The juvenile materials of Tk-pf are composed of white pumice, scoria and banded pumice while Ky-pf doesn’t contain scoria and banded pumice. Fk-fl is composed of white pumice. The rim of plagioclases in white pumices are mainly composed of An52-61 and 87Sr/86Sr=0.7047-49, whereas Sr and LREE content in the rim of Fk-fl plagioclases is higher than Tk-pf and Ky-pf. The core of plagioclases in white pumice are classified into three types: (1)core with similar compositions to rim, (2)higher An core (>An65) in Fk-fl and Tk-pf and (3)lower An core (<50) with high 87Sr/86Sr in Ky-pf. Plagioclases in scoriae show An59-82 in core and An67-83 in rim and lower 87Sr/86Sr (= 0.7044-48) than white pumices. The melt equilibrated with the rim of plagioclases in white pumices concentrates Sr=200-300ppm based on plagioclase-melt equilibria. The 87Sr/86Sr in plagioclases of scoriae increases with decreasing Sr content in the melt. Plagioclase compositions of felsic ejecta in both Pre- and Post-caldera stage are similar to those of white pumice at 7.3ka although the 87Sr/86Sr in Iwo-dake slightly higher than Pre-caldera stage. Plagioclase compositions of mafic ejecta in both Pre- and Post-caldera stages show 87Sr/86Sr higher than scoriae at 7.3ka. Plagioclase compositions of Koabi pyroclastic flow deposit are similar to those of white pumice at 7.3ka while Nagase pyroclastic flow have lower An (<50) than them and homogeneous 87Sr/86Sr (=~0.70475).
The compositions of rim in plagioclases in white pumice at 7.3ka suggest melt compositions of a large magma chamber immediately before Kikai-Akahoya eruption (L1 melt). The rims of Fk-fl plagioclases with higher Sr and LREE content than others at 7.3ka suggest their partitioning coefficients between plagioclase and melt changed higher along with decreasing both An and pressure or increasing H2O in melt. H2O increased in the upper part but melt compositions, especially Sr content and 87Sr/86Sr were homogeneous in the magma chamber immediately before the eruption. The difference of 87Sr/86Sr in high An plagioclases between white pumices and scoriae suggest that they were crystallized from different melts. Scoriae may have tapped a magma experienced by mixing of a mantle-derived basaltic magma with lower 87Sr/86Sr and L1 melt. On the other hand, 87Sr/86Sr of mafic magmas erupted at Pre- and Post-caldera stages are higher than scoriae, suggesting the contribution of crustal components to those magmas. Homogeneous felsic melt compositions from the Pre-caldera stage through Kikai-Akahoya eruption suggest felsic magmas were formed by partial melting of lower crust and rose and accumulated in the upper crust to form a large magma reservoir with crystal mush. Voluminous felsic magma generation in Kikai-Akahoya eruption can be explained by rejuvenation of crystal mush when mafic magma penetrated into crystal mush. The slightly higher 87Sr/86Sr in the Post-caldera stage than Pre-caldera stage suggests creation of a new magma system after Kikai-Akahoya caldera-forming eruption.