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[SVC36-12] Redox state of magma in the deep crust beneath NE Japan arc: constraints from cumulate xenoliths from Ichinomegata Maar
Keywords:Sulfide , Sulfate , Ichinomegata maar, Mafic xenoliths
In this study, we found both pyrrhotite and anhydrite from the deep crustal mafic xenoliths from the Ichinomegata maar. Almost all the pyrrhotite grains occur as small rounded inclusions whereas some as relatively large irregular shaped interstitial phases. Pyrrhotite inclusions are mainly in hornblende and some inclusions are in clinopyroxene and plagioclase. Magmatic pyrrhotite shows approximately constant non-stoichiometoric compositions (Fe+Ni+Cu/S) and a trend from Ni-rich to Cu-rich metal composition. Anhydrite occurs as inclusions in plagioclase. The occurrence of anhydrite and the fO2 calculated from the pyrrhotite non-stoichiometry show fO2 of +1 log unit above Ni-NiO buffer, which is almost the same as the average value of arc magmas and clearly higher than that of MORB. This study shows that the oxidized nature of the magmas of the Ichinomegata-maar was already achieved in the deep crust and the shallow oxidation model should be discarded.