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The origin of medium-K ankaramitic arc magmas from Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia): Mineral and melt inclusion evidence

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Elburg, MA and Kamenetsky, VS and Foden, JD and Sobolev, AV (2007) The origin of medium-K ankaramitic arc magmas from Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia): Mineral and melt inclusion evidence. Chemical Geology, 240 (3-4). pp. 260-279. ISSN 0009-2541

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Abstract

High-calcium, nepheline-normative ankaramitic basalts (MgON10 wt.%, CaO/Al2O3N1) from Rinjani volcano, Lombok
(Sunda arc, Indonesia) contain phenocrysts of clinopyroxene and olivine (Fo85–92) with inclusions of spinel (Cr# 58–77) and
crystallised melt. Olivine crystals have variable but on average low NiO (0.10–0.23 wt.%) and high CaO (0.22–0.35 wt.%)
contents for their forsterite number. The CaO content of Fo89–91 olivine is negatively correlated with the Al2O3 content of enclosed
spinel (9–15 wt.%) and positively correlated with the CaO/Al2O3 ratios of melt inclusions (0.9–1.5). Major and trace element
patterns of melt inclusions are similar to that of the host rock, indicating that the magma could have formed by accumulation of
small batches of melt, with compositions similar to the melt inclusions. The liquidus temperature of the magma was ∼ 1275 °C,
and its oxygen fugacity≤FMQ+2.5. Correlations between K2O, Zr, Th and LREE in the melt inclusions are interpreted to reflect
variable degrees of melting of the source; correlations between Al2O3, Na2O, Y and HREE are influenced by variations in the
mineralogy of the source. The melts probably formed from a water-poor, clinopyroxene-rich mantle source.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Arc magma; Subduction; Ankaramite; Melt inclusions; Olivine; Spinel
Journal or Publication Title: Chemical Geology
Page Range: pp. 260-279
ISSN: 0009-2541
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.02.015
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008 03:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:42
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