The Khairkhan dunite-troctolite-gabbro massif (Lake Zone of the Western Mongolia) - Example of syncollision Middle Cambrian mafic intrusion

A. E. Izokh, A. V. Vishnevskiy, R. A. Shelepaev, G. V. Polyakov, I. F. Gertner, V. V. Vrublevskii, K. R. Kurumshieva

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Abstract

Geological, mineralogical, petrochemical and geochronological data are considered for the Khairkhan dunite-troctolite-gabbro massif in the Lake zone of Western Mongolia. The massif intrude the Lower Cambrian molasse stratum and intruded by the Middle Cambrian diorite-plagiogranite bodies (507 Ma). Mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical data show typical suprasubduction characteristics: high An component of plagioclases with increased iron content of olivines, high whole-rock alumina content, low contents of titanium and alkalis, Ta, Nb, Zr and Hf minima. The layered series is characterized by a layers of orbicular gabbros, which can be considered as gabbro-gabbro mingling. At the same time, high-temperature viscous-plastic deformations are characteristic of the layered series, which cover the entire volume of the intrusion. These observations, together with geological and geochronological data related to the melting of the suprasubduction mantle in the Cambrian-Ordovician time, allow treating the Khairkhan massif as an example of syncollisional stratified gabbroids.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
Number of pages13
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume319
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019
Event10th All Russian Petrographic Conference with International Participationon Petrology of Magnetic and Metamorphic Complexes - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • PALEOZOIC GRANITOID BATHOLITHS
  • GEODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS
  • AGE
  • MAGMATISM

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