JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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

[S-MP39] Oceanic and Continental Subduction Processes

convener:REHMAN Hafiz Ur(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Kazuaki Okamoto(Faculty of Education, Saitama University)

[SMP39-P04] Stable isotope study of carbonate associated with antigorite serpentinite: O–C isotope characterization of a textually zoned calcite rock from the Itoigawa–Omi area, Japan

*Toshiaki Komata1, Tatsuki Tsujimori1, Hideko Takayanagi1, Yasufumi Iryu1 (1.Tohoku University)

Keywords:antigorite serpentinite, metasomatic rock, carbon isotope, oxygen isotope, amphibolite-facies

In order to understand carbon behavior in forearc serpentinite, we investigated a textually zoned metasomatic calcite rock associated with antigorite serpentinite of the Non-eclogitic Unit of the Omi area, Japan (Tsujimori, 2004 [doi:10.5575/geosoc.110.591]; Yamada et al., 2019 [doi:10.2465/jmps.190726]). The investigated calcite rock (~ 10 cm in size) occurs in 'blackwall'-like outcrop of chlorite-tremolite rock containing decimeters-size blocks of amphibolite and partially-carbonated antigorite serpentinites. The presence of antigorite and feritchromite in serpentinites and the lack of glaucophanitic amphibole rim in the hornblende of amphibolite suggest that the calcite rock had formed at the amphibolite-facies condition. The calcite-rich rock shows a concentric zoning that subdivided into three layers based on mineral assemblages. In the core part, a pseudomorph consisting of microcrystalline calcites with polycrystalline fine-grained talc aggregates suggest the presence of precursor dolomite. The transition of the mineral assemblage calcite + talc + quartz at the core to the assemblage calcite + talc + tremolite + quartz in the middle layer can be explained by decreasing XCO2 and/or increasing temperature.

Despite the zoned texture and the different mineral assemblage, systematic stable carbon and oxygen isotope analyses using by micro-sampling technique found no clear core-to rim change. δ13C (‰ VPDB) and δ18O (‰ VSMOW) values are from −5.0 to −4.1‰ (average −4.4‰ [n = 34]) and +15.6 to +16.4‰ (average 16.1‰ [n = 34]), respectively. It is noteworthy that δ13C of zoned calcite rock is significantly higher than the δ13C values of graphite (−8.6 to −7.9‰) in jadeitite in the Omi area (Ogawara and Akai, 2014 [doi:10.2465/jmps.131125a]) and also dolomite nodule (−13.4 to −13.6‰; this study) associated with lizardite serpentinite in the Franciscan Complex. Although there are a few possible carbon sources for the calcite rock, the δ13C close to −5‰ might have reflected a mantle-derived carbon. On the other hand, relatively high δ18O values suggest that the calcite-rock-forming aqueous fluids were in equilibrium with metasedimentary rocks.