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Petrogenetic significance of ocellar camptonite dykes in the Ditrau Alkaline Massif, Romania

Batki, Anikó and Pál-Molnár, Elemér and Dobosi, Gábor and Skelton, Alasdair (2014) Petrogenetic significance of ocellar camptonite dykes in the Ditrau Alkaline Massif, Romania. Lithos, 200-20. pp. 181-196. ISSN 0024-4937

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Abstract

Camptonite dykes intrude the rift-related Mesozoic igneous body of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif, Eastern Carpathians, Romania. We present and discuss mineral chemical data, major and trace elements, and the Nd isotopic compositions of the dykes in order to define their nature and origin. The dykes are classified as the clinopyroxene-bearing (camptonite–I) and clinopyroxene-free (camptonite–II) varieties. Camptonite–I consists of aluminian–ferroan diopside phenocrysts accompanied by kaersutite, subordinate Ti-rich annite, albite to oligoclase and abundant calcite–albite ocelli. Camptonite–II comprises K-rich hastingsite to magnesiohastingsite, Ti-rich annite, albite to andesine, abundant accessory titanite and apatite, and silicate ocelli filled mainly with plagioclase (An4-34). Age-corrected 143Nd/144Nd ratios vary from 0.51258 to 0.51269. The high εNd values of +4.0 to +6.1 which are consistent with intra-plate composition, together with light rare earth element (LREE), large ion lithophile element (LILE) and high field strength element (HFSE) enrichment in the camptonites is ascribed to the formation of small melt batches of a metasomatised sub-lithospheric mantle source. The presence of an asthenospheric ‘high μ’ ocean island basalt (HIMU–OIB)-type mantle component in the source region has also been revealed. A 1–4% degree of partial melting of an enriched garnet lherzolite mantle source containing pargasitic amphibole followed by fractionation is inferred to have been involved in the generation of the camptonites. They are deduced to be parental melts to the Ditrău Alkaline Massif.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE02 Geochemistry / geokémia
Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE06 Petrology. Petrography / kőzettan, petrográfia
Depositing User: DSc Szabolcs Harangi
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 12:23
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 12:23
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/21610

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