JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

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

[S-MP41] [EE] Oceanic and Continental Subduction Processes

Mon. May 22, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:REHMAN Ur Hafiz(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Chin Ho Tsai(National Dong Hwa University)

[SMP41-P04] High-pressure epidote-amphibolites in the Yuli belt, eastern Taiwan: new thermobarometric constraints and petrological implications

*Chiao Liu1, Chin-Ho Tsai1, Wen-Han Lo1 (1.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan)

Keywords:equilibrium assemblage diagram, subduction zone, paragonite

Recent studies on Tamayen glaucophane schists show that metamorphic conditions of the Yuli belt might have been underestimated previously (Baziotis et al., 2017). Epidote amphibolites are closely associated with glaucophane schists, but P-T conditions of the former are less certain. We investigated a suite of Tamayen epidote amphibolites by computing equilibrium assemblage diagrams with the THERIAK/DOMINO software package. Peak mineral assemblage is garnet (Alm61-63Grs17-18Prp14-16Sps03-05) + amphibole (pargasite) + epidote + paragonite + rutile + quartz. In rare cases, glaucophane rims on pargasite locally. The computed phase diagrams show that paragonite-in fields represent high-pressure conditions, although paragonite is not commonly considered as a high-pressure index mineral. Based on petrographic features, mineral compositions and computed equilibrium assemblage diagrams, peak P–T conditions are constrained as 13-15 kbar and 530-570 °C, which are compatible with those of Tamayen glaucophane schists. Both rock types represent metamorphic products in a subduction zone setting and were exhumed from depths of 40-50 km.