An experimental study, implicated in the revealing of the conditions for the origin for Fe3+-bearing magnesiowüstite in the lithospheric mantle, was performed using Mössbauer spectroscopy of pre-synthesized samples. Experiments were carried out using a multi-anvil high-pressure split-sphere apparatus at 6.3–7.5 GPa, in the range of 1100–1650 °C in carbonate-metal, carbonate–oxide-metal, carbonate-oxide, carbide-oxide and carbonate–metal-sulphur systems. In three experimental series, oxygen fugacity gradient in the samples was created, which enabled the study of the processes of magnesiowüstite formation under oxidizing and reducing conditions (ΔlogfO2 (FMQ) values from −1 to −5). It was established that Fe3+-bearing magnesiowüstite can form both in assemblage with oxidized phases, such as carbonate or with reduced ones—metal, carbides, sulphides, graphite and diamond. According to the Mössbauer spectroscopy, the composition of synthesized magnesiowüstite varied within a range of Fe3+/ΣFe values from 0 to 0.3, with IV and VI coordination of Fe3+ depending on P, T, fO2, x-parameters. It was established that Fe3+-bearing magnesiowüstite formation processes under upper mantle P,T-conditions include redox reactions, with magnesiowüstite being (1) reductant or (2) product of interaction, (3) crystallization processes of magnesiowüstite from an oxidized melt, where magnesiowüstite acts as a sink for ferric iron and (4) iron disproportionation.
Предметные области OECD FOS+WOS
- 1.05.GC ГЕОХИМИЯ И ГЕОФИЗИКА
- 1.05.RE МИНЕРАЛОГИЯ