Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

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

[S-MP32] Deformed rocks, Metamorphic rocks and Tectonics

Wed. May 29, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A08 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Yumiko Harigane(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)), Yoshihiro Nakamura(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Chairperson:Shunsuke Endo(島根大学 総合理工学部 地球科学科), Ryosuke Oyanagi(国立研究開発法人 海洋研究開発機構 地球内部物質循環研究分野)

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

[SMP32-16] Bayesian statistical evaluation method for detrital zircon geochronology: Applications

*Tan Furukawa1, Tatsuki Tsujimori2, Shogo Aoki3, Kazumasa Aoki4 (1.Tohoku University, Department of Earth Science, 2.Tohoku University, 3.Faculty of Biosphere-Geosphere Science, Okayama University of Science, 4.Department of Applied Science Okayama University of Science)

Keywords:Bayesian statistics, detrital zircon geochoronology

Detrital zircon geochoronology is an essential method for determining the provenance and maximum depositional age of sedimentary and metamorphic strata. The age distribution is conventionally evaluated by using histograms. However the lack of the statistical verification of the histograms can cause misunderstanding of data. In order to overcome the raised statistical issues, we established new statistical evaluation method to evaluate distribution for detrital zircon ages, based on Bayesian Statistics (Furukawa and Tsujimori, 2019 JpGU, session M-GI33). As the application of our new statistical evaluation method, LA-ICPMS U-Pb dating for detrital zircon separates from the Carboniferous lawsonite-bearing metagreywacke of the Osayama serpentinite mélange (OSM) and the Cretaceous arkose sandstone of the Akaiwa Formation (AFS), Tetori Group was conducted.

The OSM of the Renge Belt tectonically overlies the pre-Triassic geotectonic units of the Chugoku Mountains (e.g., Tsujimori 1997 Min. Mag.; Tsujimori and Itaya 1999 IAR). The geological and lithological features are similar to those of late Paleozoic blueschist-bearing serpentinite mélange units of the Kurosegawa Belt in Shikoku, Kyushu and Kii Peninsula. Our new data shows that the OSM zircons show at least bimodal age distributions at ~500 Ma and ~1,100 Ma with 95% certainty; the group of the oldest concordant ages reaches 3,300 Ma and the youngest concordant age was 412 Ma.Comparison with existing data in the literatures (e.g. metasediments in the Kii Peninsula: Yoshimoto et al. 2013 JMPS), our Bayesian-based statistical evaluation shows a strong similarity.

We also applied our new evaluation method to the Tetori Group sandstones. The youngest grain yields 187 Ma, and the oldest concordant age was 2,940 Ma. Our evaluation found statistical 'discrepancy' with more than 90% certainty between our AFS data and the existing data of the Itsuki Formation (Kawagoe et al., 2012 Mem. FPDM), which stratigraphically occupy higher portion of the AFS and unconformably overlies the AFS. Throughout the two applications, we introduce how our new statistical evaluation works and its advantages in geological sciences.