JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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H (Human Geosciences ) » H-QR Quaternary research

[H-QR04] Innovative Applications of Trapped-Charge Dating to Quaternary Geochronology

convener:Toru Tamura(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Shin Toyoda(Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Okayama University of Science), Yuji Ishii(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Sumiko Tsukamoto(Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics )

[HQR04-P05] Dating of hydrothermal silicified sediments by thermoluminescence

*Naoya Obata3,1, Takashi Goto4,1, Chitaro Gouzu1, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi2, Shin Toyoda3 (1.Hiruzen Institute for Geology and Chronology Co., Ltd., 2.Kyushu University, 3.Okayama University of Science, 4.Fuji Geological Institute)

Keywords:thermoluminescence dating, quartz, hydrothermal silicified sediments

The ages of hydrothermal activities are key issues in estimating the geothermal processes under the sea floor especially such as ore formation. Silicified sediments, widely distributed in hydrothermal fields of the sea floor, are potentially subject of trapped-charge dating, and their ages will contribute to the issues. Coarse and fine quartz grains were identified in the hydrothermal silicified sediments under a polarizing microscope. We tried thermoluminescence (TL) dating for each grain extracted from hydrothermal silicified sediments in the Okinawa Trough. We first checked the characteristics of silicified sedimentary quartz, such as TL peaks, wavelengths, and the dose response. The distribution of the radioactive elements was obtained by using imaging plates. As results of TL dating, coarse grains were found to be older than fine grains. Tentatively it is interpreted that coarse grains originated in volcaniclastic sediments have incompletely reset by hydrothermal activity, whereas fine grains precipitated from hydrothermal solutions, indicating the ages of the hydrothermal activities.