Origin of Late Permian amphibole syenite from the Panxi area, SW China: high degree fractional crystallization of basaltic magma in the inner zone of the Emeishan mantle plume

Published on Apr 8, 2019in International Geology Review3
· DOI :10.1080/00206814.2019.1596844
Zezhong Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Northwest University (United States)),
Jiangfeng Qin13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Northwest University (United States))
+ 4 AuthorsYu Zhu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Northwest University (United States))
The c.a. 259–260 Ma Emeishan mantle plume caused extensive flood basalts and associated peralkaline rocks; petrogenesis of these peralkaline rocks can provide detailed information about the melting process in the mantle. In this paper, we present detailed petrology, chronology, major and trace element geochemistry, Sr-Nd isotope and in situ zircon Hf isotope for an amphibole syenite from Panxi area, inner zone of the Emeishan large Igneous province (ELIP). The amphibole syenite has a zircon U-Pb ages of 260 ± 2 Ma (MSWD = 1.2, n = 22), which is synchronous with Emeishan mantle plume. It displays moderate SiO2 (64.89–65.67 wt.%), high Na2O (7.35–7.71 wt.%) and K2O (4.78–4.96 wt.%) contents, with A/CNK values of 0.86 to 0.90, with high Rittman index of 6.6 to 7.1, showing peralkaline affinity. It displays significantly negative Sr anomalies (133 to 200 ppm) and slightly negative Eu anomalies (Eu/Eu* = 0.78–1.04). The rock displays high eNd(t) values of +2.4 to +2.5. Zircons from the amphibole syenit...
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