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-P05] New geochronological constrains on high-pressure meta-plagiogranites in the Yuli belt, Taiwan: results from LA-ICP-MS zircon dating

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

Keywords:ophiolite, mélange, high-pressure metamorphism

We analyzed zircon separated from high-pressure meta-plagiogranites in the Chinshuichi mélange unit with LA-ICP-MS facilities. The mélange contains blocks of serpentinite, meta-gabbro, pillow-structured metabasite, epidote amphibolite and meta-plagiogranite in a matrix of meta-sediments. The meta-plagiogranites commonly contain meta-mafic enclaves, indicating an intrusive protolith origin. Glaucophane and omphacite occur in some of the meta-plagiogranites (Keyser et al., 2016). From the LA-ICP-MS analyses, three samples yielded mean 206Pb/238U dates of 13.1 ± 1.9 Ma, 15.7 ± 0.4 Ma and 16.3 ± 1.4 Ma. On the basis of zircon petrographic features (e.g. no obvious overgrowth in CL images), we conclude that the dates represent timing of magmatic crystallization of the meta-plagiogranites. These zircon ages place geochronological constraints on a late-stage shallow intrusion in a mid-Miocene oceanic section, which is likely of origin from the South China Sea domain.