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Journal:   PETROLOGY   SUMMER 2017 , Volume 8 , Number 30 #B0044; Page(s) 181 To 198.
 
Paper: 

MINERAL CHEMISTRY, THERMO-BAROMETRY AND CRYSTAL SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF VOLCANIC ROCKS FROM SHIRINAK: IMPLICATION FOR GENESIS OF VOLCANIC ROCKS IN THE SOUTHEAST OF URUMIEH-DOKHTAR (KERMAN PROVINCE)

 
 
Author(s):  NADERI MOHSEN, SEPIDBAR FATEMEH*, RAEISI DAVOUD
 
* DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, FACULTY OF SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The Shirinak volcanic rocks, known as Dahaj-Sarduieh belt in Kerman province, are exposed southeast of Urumieh-Dokhtar volcanic belt. Petrographically, the volcanic rocks are basalts and andesite, which consist mainly of plagioclase, clinopyroxene, olivine as well as calcite, quartz and chlorite as the secondary minerals. All of these minerals set in fine grain matrix with porphyric and glomeroporphyric textures. Based on mineral chemistry data, plagioclases range from labradorite to bytownite and have been undergone compositional and thermal mixing. They mostly show sieve texture. CSD (crystal size distribution) study shows that the shape of plagioclase microlites is tablet with aspect ratio of 1: 7: 10 for short: intermediate: long axes, respectively. Moreover, three-dimensional shape of plagioclase crystals, nucleation and growth time were estimated 40.27 years, which is completely consistent with the nature of basalt. Based on dip of CSD diagram, magma mixing process has been clearly involved in the magma genesis. The pyroxenes studied are augite in composition that were physically crystalized in moderate to high pressure and temperature of 550-1110oC. They crystallized from a magma likely with about 10% fluid and in variable ¦O2 condition. On the base of pyroxene chemistry, the basic rocks from Shirinak belong to tholeiitic to calcalkaline series in volcanic arc setting (Neo-Tethys subduction).

 
Keyword(s): MINERAL CHEMISTRY, CRYSTAL SIZE DISTRIBUTION, SIEVE TEXTURE, VOLCANIC ARC, SHIRINAK UUMIEH-DOKHTAR
 
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