Petrological, isotopic and fluid inclusion studies of eclogites from Sujiahe, NW Dabie Shan (China)

Fu, Bin, Zheng, Yong-Fei, and Touret, Jacques (2002) Petrological, isotopic and fluid inclusion studies of eclogites from Sujiahe, NW Dabie Shan (China). Chemical Geology, 187 (1-2). pp. 107-128.

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Abstract

In addition to the Triassic Hong'an low-T–high-P eclogite and the Xinxian coesite-bearing kyanite-glaucophane eclogite, Silurian coesite-free amphibole eclogites occur in the Sujiahe region, NW Dabie Shan of central China. A comprehensive study of petrology, Nd–Sr, O–H isotopes and fluid inclusions has been carried out for the Sujiahe eclogites. Geothermobarometry of mineral assemblages gave peak P–T conditions of 600–730 °C and 14–19 kbar, and retrograde metamorphism of 530–685 °C and 6 kbar. The eclogites have high radical •Nd(t) values of −1.9 to 5.8, indicating that their protoliths were derived from oceanic basalts. Whole-rock δ18O values for eclogites at Xiongdian and at Hujiawan range from 8.8‰ to 11.2‰, whereas δ18O value of the Yangchong eclogite is as low as 4.3‰. Whole-rock δD values range from −55‰ to −75‰. The results exclude that the eclogite protoliths were isotopically exchanged with ancient meteoric water prior to plate subduction, thus distinguishing them from the other Dabie–Sulu eclogites. Fluid inclusions show the presence of early highly saline brine and late low-salinity aqueous fluids in the Sujiahe eclogites during the high-P metamorphism. The isotopic data suggest that the Sujiahe eclogite protolith was metamorphosed during subduction of an oceanic plate beneath the Sino-Korean Craton in the Middle Paleozoic, different from the other eclogites in the Dabie–Sulu orogen which were formed by the ultrahigh pressure metamorphism during the Triassic.

Item ID: 27124
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-6836
Keywords: eclogite, thermobarometry, fluid inclusions, stable isotopes, oceanic crust
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 05:55
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040304 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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