|Title:||Constraints from zircon Hf-O-Li isotopic compositions on the genesis of slightly low-δ <sup>18</sup> O alkaline granites in the Taohuadao area, Zhejiang Province, SE China||Authors:||Gao, Yu Ya
Griffin, William L.
O'Reilly, Suzanne Y.
Pearson, Norman J.
Li, Qiu Li
Tang, Guo Qiang
Li, Xian Hua
|Keywords:||A-type granite | East China | Li isotopes | Low-δ O granite 18 | Zircon||Issue Date:||1-Nov-2018||Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD||Journal Volume:||167||Start page/Pages:||197||Source:||Journal of Asian Earth Sciences||Abstract:||
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The origins of the Mesozoic low-δ 18 O A-type granites in eastern China are quite controversial. A new “low-δ 18 O” granite, the Taohuadao alkaline (A 1 -type) granite from the Zhoushan archipelago, offshore from Zhejiang, is reported in this study. Integrated in situ analyses of Hf-O-Li isotopes in zircon are used to provide insights on the petrogenesis and evolution of this granite, and low-δ 18 O granites in general. Three types of zircon have been recognized in Taohuadao samples: zircon with sector/oscillatary zoning (Type 1), disturbed zoning (Type 2) and extremely high-U (Type 3) grains. Data are carefully screened for radiation damage and post-magmatic alteration and only Type 1 zircon represents a magmatic origin. In Type 1 zircons, Type 1a with normal mantle δ 18 O zrn value of 5.23‰ has a positive δ 7 Li value (2.0 ± 3.3‰), while Type 1b has a δ 18 O value of ∼4.81‰ and highly variable negative δ 7 Li values (−31.9‰ to −0.3‰). In contrast to the O-Li isotopes, zircon is quite homogeneous in terms of Hf isotopes (εHf (t) = −3.5 ± 1.7), suggesting that the Taohuadao A 1 -type granites were derived from a simple source. Our results show that the magmatic zircon δ 18 O zrn values are negatively correlated with Hf content but positively correlated with Zr/Hf ratio in zircon, which indicates that fractional crystallization plays an important role in producing the slightly low δ 18 O signature. The anhydrous nature of the A 1 -type granites suppressed the crystallization of biotite and hornblende, while low oxygen fugacity is responsible for insufficient precipitation of magnetite, both of which drive the later differentiates towards slight depletion in 18 O. Therefore, we suggest a ferrogabbro-type fractional crystallization may have played a major role in producing the chemical and oxygen isotopic variations of the Taohuadao A 1 -type granite and accounts for ∼0.5‰ 18 O-depletion. The extremely depleted δ 7 Li in Type 1b zircons is most likely a result of diffusion-driven fractionation. Mantle-like O-Li isotopes and very low Li abundance in zircon suggest a predominantly mantle origin with little, if any, involvement of continental crustal materials in the granite. Thus the Taohuadao A 1 -type granite was most likely produced by intensive fractionation of reduced, anhydrous basaltic melts, rather than by mixing of mantle- and crustally-derived melts as previously thought.
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