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Type: Journal article
Title: Magmatic and hydrothermal zircon growth during multiple orogenic cycles in an evolving mantle wedge
Author: Wang, J.
Santosh, M.
Li, S.
Kim, S.
Citation: Geoscience Frontiers, 2019; 10(2):439-452
Publisher: China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Peking University; Elsevier
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 1674-9871
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Jingyi Wang, M. Santosh, Shanshan Li, Sung Won Kim
Abstract: The Hongseong area of the Hongseong-Imjingang Belt in the central-western Korean Peninsula forms part of a subduction-collision system that is correlated with the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu Belt in China. Several serpentinized ultramafic bodies carrying blocks of metamorphosed mafic rocks occur in this area. Here we investigate zircon grains in serpentinites from Bibong (BB) and Wonnojeon (WNJ), and high-pressure (HP) mafic granulite from Baekdong (BD) localities based on U–Pb, REE and Lu–Hf analyses. The zircons from BD HP mafic granulite show distinct age peaks at 838 Ma, 617 Ma and 410 Ma, with minor peaks at 1867 Ma, 1326 Ma and 167 Ma. The Neoproterozoic age peaks in these rocks as well as in the serpentinites suggest subduction-related melt-fluid interaction in the mantle wedge at this time. The older zircon grains ranging in age from the Early to Middle Paleoproterozoic might represent detrital grains from the basement rocks transferred to the wedge mantle through sediment subduction. The BD HP mafic granulite shows a Middle Paleozoic age peak (Devonian; 410 Ma). The 242–245 Ma age peaks in the compiled age data of zircon grains serpentinites from BB and WNJ correspond to a major Triassic event that further added melts and fluids into the ancient mantle wedge to crystallize new zircons. In the chondrite normalized rare earth element diagram, the magmatic zircon grains from the studied rocks show LREE depletion and HREE enrichment with sharply negative Eu and Pr anomalies and positive Ce and Sm anomalies. The REE patterns of hydrothermal zircons show LREE enrichment, and relatively flat patterns with negative Eu anomaly. Zircon Hf signature from the WNJ serpentinite show negative εHf(t) (−18.5 and −23.5) values indicating an enriched mantle source with TDM in the range of 1614 Ma and 1862 Ma. Zircons from the BD HP mafic granulite also show slightly negative εHf(t) (average −4.3) and TDM in the range of 1365–1935 Ma. Our study provides evidence for multiple zircon growth in an evolving mantle wedge that witnessed melt and fluid interaction during different orogenic cycles.
Keywords: Zircon geochronology; zircon REE and LueHf isotopes; evolving mantle wedge; convergent margin tectonics; Central Korean Peninsula
Rights: © 2018, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Peking University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
RMID: 0030097124
DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2018.07.003
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