Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

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

[S-MP29] Oceanic and Continental Subduction Processes

Tue. May 28, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, 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(Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University), Kazuaki Okamoto(Faculty of Education, Saitama University)

[SMP29-P05] Boron isotope variations of antigorite serpentinites associated with high-pressure metamorphic rocks: A case study in the Itoigawa–Omi area of the Hida-Gaien Belt, Japan

*Chinatsu Yamada1, Tatsuki Tsujimori1, King Chang2, Jun-Ichi Kimura2 (1.Tohoku University, 2.Japan Aegency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Serpentinite, boron isotope, subduction zone

Boron isotope study of serpentinites in the Franciscan Complex using an ablation volume correction (AVC) LA-MC-ICPMS discriminates two groups (Yamada et al., 2018 JpGU abstr.; Yamada et al. 2019, in press). Serpentinites associated with blueschists are characterized by lighter boron isotope than serpentinites without blueschist-facies rocks. The lighter boron isotope signature (< ~10 ‰) of blueschist-bearing serpentinites results from interaction with forearc slab fluids with low δ11B in deeper depth. In order to evaluate the versatility of B isotopes and composition of high-pressure metamorphosed serpentinites, we investigated antigorite serpentinites associated with three different type of high-pressure metamorphic rocks in the Itoigawa–Omi area.

The investigated serpentinites can be grouped into two types based on the B isotopes. Antigorite serpentinite with blueschist- and eclogite-facies metamorphic rocks in the Yunotani Valley is characterized by moderate boron (12.5–48.4 µg·g−1) and lower δ11B (+6.6 to +12.3‰ [mostly smaller than +8‰]; n= 10); Brucite-bearing antigorite serpentinite with barroisite-bearing mafic schist in the Kotaki-gawa River is characterized by very high boron (37.5 – 302 µg·g−1) and lower δ11B (+5.8 to +10.7‰ [mostly smaller than +8‰]; n= 10). In contrast, antigorite serpentinite with garnet amphibolite in the Omi-gawa River is characterized by a wide range of boron (9.1–145 µg·g−1) and relatively high δ11B (+11.5 to + 14.8 ‰; n= 10).

Our preliminary reconnaissance shows significantly lower δ11B (smaller than +8‰) in antigorite serpentinites of the 'Eclogite Unit' proposed by Tsujimori (2002). This trend is consistent with our earlier study in the Franciscan Complex. The antigorite serpentinites in the 'Eclogite Unit' might have been affected by a deep forearc slab fluids.