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[PPS10-29] Crystal growth and disequilibrium distribution of oxygen isotopes of minerals in an igneous Ca-Al-rich inclusion from the Allende carbonaceous chondrite
TS34 mainly consists of melilite, Ti-Al-rich clinopyroxene (fassaite), and spinel in addition to minor anorthite, in igneous textures, and oxygen isotopic compositions of the constituent minerals plot along the carbonaceous chondrite anhydrous mineral line. The spinel grains are uniformly 16O-rich (Δ17O = −22.7 ± 1.7 ‰, 2SD), while the melilite grains are uniformly 16O-poor (Δ17O = −2.8 ± 1.8 ‰) irrespective of their crystal growth. The fassaite crystals exhibit growth zoning overprinting poorly-developed sector zoning: they generally grow from Ti-rich to Ti-poor compositions. The fassaite crystals show continuous variations in Δ17O along the inferred directions of crystal growth, from 16O-poor (Δ17O ~ −3 ‰) to 16O-rich (Δ17O ~ −23 ‰), which covers a full range of oxygen isotope variations of the minerals in TS34. The early-crystallized 16O-poor fassaite and the melilite are in oxygen isotope equilibrium and chemical equilibrium. The oxygen isotope variations in the fassaite trace the oxygen isotope evolution of CAI melt during the fassaite crystallization, from 16O-poor to 16O-rich, which plausibly originated from oxygen isotope exchange with surrounding 16O-rich nebular gas. The 16O-poor fassaite crystalized after 16O-poor melilite, while the 16O-rich spinel was a relict at the melilite crystallization from 16O-poor melt. These crystallization sequences are consistent with phase diagram of CAI melt crystallization. Anorthite exhibits oxygen isotope variations ranging between Δ17O ~ −2 ‰ and −9 ‰. The oxygen isotope variations of anorthite are essentially covered by those of fassaite, indicating co-crystallization with early to intermediate crystalized fassaite. Therefore, oxygen isotope variations of intra- and inter-minerals recorded in the CAI trace crystallization sequences of the CAI melt. The melilite and fassaite show an 26Al−26Mg mineral isochron proving an initial value of (26Al/27Al)0 = (5.003 ± 0.075) × 10−5, corresponding to a relative age of 0.05 ± 0.02 Myr from the canonical. These data demonstrate that both 16O-rich and 16O-poor reservoirs existed in the solar nebula at least ~0.05 Myr after the birth of the Solar System.