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Volume 32 Issue 6
Dec 2021
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Zhuliang Lei, Gang Zeng, Jianqiang Liu, Xiaojun Wang, Lihui Chen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jinhua Shi. Melt-Lithosphere Interaction Controlled Compositional Variations in Mafic Dikes from Fujian Province, Southeastern China. Journal of Earth Science, 2021, 32(6): 1445-1453. doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1358-y
Citation: Zhuliang Lei, Gang Zeng, Jianqiang Liu, Xiaojun Wang, Lihui Chen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Jinhua Shi. Melt-Lithosphere Interaction Controlled Compositional Variations in Mafic Dikes from Fujian Province, Southeastern China. Journal of Earth Science, 2021, 32(6): 1445-1453. doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1358-y

Melt-Lithosphere Interaction Controlled Compositional Variations in Mafic Dikes from Fujian Province, Southeastern China

doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1358-y
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  • Corresponding author: Gang Zeng,; Jianqiang Liu,
  • Received Date: 20 Feb 2020
  • Accepted Date: 18 May 2020
  • Publish Date: 30 Dec 2021
  • Late Mesozoic magmatism in southeastern China has been widely considered to be related to the subduction of the Paleo-Pacific Plate. However, it remains controversial whether mafic rocks are derived from the lithosphere or the asthenosphere. Here we present a comprehensive study on mafic dikes from Fujian Province in southeastern China, aiming to understand their source. Two types of mafic rocks have been recognized based on their trace-element features. Type-I rocks show arc-like trace-elemental characteristics, while type-II rocks are distinguished by their relatively flat patterns in primitive-mantle-normalized trace-element diagram. Despite such differences between two types of rocks, these mafic dikes show two trends in the plots of 87Sr/86Sr(i) versus La/Nb, which can be explained by the influences of crustal contamination and melt-lithospheric mantle interaction, respectively. 87Sr/86Sr(i), La/Nb, Sr/Y and Zr/Y ratios of type-I rocks are significantly correlated to the thickness of the underlying lithosphere, and the signals of lithosphere are clearer with increasing lithospheric thickness. This highlights the important influences of melt-lithosphere interaction during their formation. Such observations also indicate that these mafic rocks are more likely to have been originated from the asthenosphere rather than the lithospheric mantle.


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