Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

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

[S-MP31] Supercontinents and Crustal Evolution

Tue. May 28, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Madhusoodhan Satish-Kumar(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Niigata University), Tomokazu Hokada(National Institute of Polar Research), Krishnan Sajeev(Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science), Yasuhito Osanai(Division of Evolution of Earth Environments, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)

[SMP31-P01] Re-examination of metamorphic and geochronologic events in Rayner Complex and Western Rayner Complex in Antarctica

*Tomokazu Hokada1,2, Sotaro Baba3, Atsushi Kamei4, Ippei Kitano5, Kenji Horie1,2, Yoshikuni Hiroi1,6, Yoichi Motoyoshi1,2, Mami Takehara1, Kazuyuki Shiraishi1 (1.National Institute of Polar Research, 2.The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 3.University of the Ryukyus, 4.Shimane University, 5.Kyushu University, 6.Chiba University)

Keywords:Antarctica, Gondwana, Supercontinent, metamorphism, geochronology

Enderby Land in Antarctica comprises of Neoproterozoic-Cambrian (c.650-500 Ma) high-grade metamorphic terranes that constituting Gondwana supercontinent (e.g., Shiraishi et al., 2008). Easternmost part is “Western Rayner Complex” of which granulite-facies and partly UHT metamorphism (Motoyoshi et al., 1994, 1995) and 2400-1000 Ma protolith and 540-520 Ma metamorphic ages were reported (Shiraishi et al., 1997). Neighboring “Rayner Complex” is characterized by >2500-1000 Ma protolith and 980-910 Ma granulite-facies metamorphic ages. Boundary between the Rayner and the Western Rayner Complex has been not clearly defined until when Horie et al. (2016) obtained 934-894 Ma SHIRMP zircon U-Pb ages from Mt. Lira, Condon Hills and Mt. Yuzhnaya regions with minor 590-570 Ma zircons from Mt. Yuzhnaya. Hiroi (unpublished data) also demonstrated contrasting metamorphic P-T evolution among the Mt. Lira, Condon Hills and Mt. Yuzhnaya regions.

JARE-58 (2016-2017) geology team made a short visit and sampling at a small nunatak of west of Mt. Yuzhnaya, a small nunatak of east of Forefinger Point, and Point Widdows in order to assess the relationship between the Rayner and the Western Rayner Complexes. We will report and discuss the update of the characteristic features of the Rayner and the Western Rayner Complexes.