[SCG69-P10] Microstructural analyses of peridotite xenoliths in Shimane prefecture ~ implications for plastic deformation during Japan Sea opening
Keywords:ultramafic xenoliths, EBSD, Japan Sea opening
The microstructure of peridotites is classified into 2 types, including (1) coarse-grained equigranular texture (~ 1mm), (2) large- and fine-grained combined texture. Based on electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) analysis, the olivine crystals in (1) coarse-grained equigranular texture have a crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO) with (010) slip systems, indicating plastic deformation during mantle flow. In (2) large- and fine-grained combined texture, large grains have kink band with slip direction (001) or (100). Further nine-grained aggregates have similar CPOs indicating the fine grains are recrystallized by one large grain.
Based on electron probe micro analyzer (EPMA), both (1) coarse-grained equigranular texture and (2) large- and fine-grained combined texture have origin of residual mantle. Two pyroxene geothermometer (Wells, 1977) indicates that the rock has equilibrium temperature T ~ 1200C, resulting from high temperature at the pressure of spinel stability field (P ~ 1 to 2 GPa). Based on these results, we will discuss the deformation history of the ultramafic xenoliths.