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[SMP30-01] Noble gas and carbon isotopic compositions of petit-spot lavas from southeast of Marcus Island
Keywords:noble gases, carbon isotope, petit-spot, lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, crustal assimilation
During ascent and subsequent cooling of magma in the oceanic lithosphere, chemical components in the magma will be assimilated with those in the lithosphere. Correlation between CO2/3He ratios and carbon isotopic ratios suggests that carbon was affected by the incorporation of seafloor carbonate. The same would be true of noble gases. The mixing of noble gases among a mantle source, an atmospheric component dissolved in seawater and a radiogenic component can explain the data distribution. There is no 3He/4He ratio exceeding MORB-like value. The mantle source of the petit-spot magma was likely to have had a MORB-like 3He/4He ratio originally. The eruption of petit-spot magma shows a close relation with the bending of subducting oceanic plates. The MORB-like 3He/4He ratio supports the hypothesis that the petit-spot magma is derived from the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary.