Trace-element composition of minerals and rocks in the Belaya Zima carbonatite complex (Russia): Implications for the mechanisms of magma evolution and carbonatite formation

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Doroshkevich AG, Veksler IV, Klemd R, Khromova EA, Izbrodin IA
Journal: Lithos
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 284-285
Pages range: 91-108
ISSN: 0024-4937
Language: English


Abstract

The nature of petrogenetic links between carbonatites and associated silicaterocks is a matter of discussion for several decades and still remains controversial among igneous petrologists. The Belaya Zima plutonic complex in southern Siberia is a typical intrusion, in which carbonatites are spatially and temporally associated with the ijolite series rocks and nepheline syenites. In this study we use whole-rock compositions and trace element characteristics of the major and accessory minerals for reconstructing the magmatic evolution of the complex and clarifying the origin of carbonatites. We conclude that the observed gradual increase of Zr, Nb and REE concentrations in the magma is consistent with the process of extensive fractional crystallization and gradual transition from silicate rocks to carbonatites, and inconsistent with the formation of carbonatites by liquid immiscibility. Magma differentiation by fractional crystallization continued during the carbonatite formation. The textural and analytical evidence indicates that the early calcitic carbonatites evolved to dolomitic and ankeritic carbonatites. In addition, maximum Nb and Zr concentrations occur in the calcitic carbonatite, whereas the REE content increases in the dolomitic and ankeritic facies.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Klemd, Reiner Prof. Dr.
Professur für Geochemie und Lagerstättenkunde


External institutions with authors

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum - GFZ
Novosibirsk State University (NSU)
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences


How to cite

APA:
Doroshkevich, A.G., Veksler, I.V., Klemd, R., Khromova, E.A., & Izbrodin, I.A. (2017). Trace-element composition of minerals and rocks in the Belaya Zima carbonatite complex (Russia): Implications for the mechanisms of magma evolution and carbonatite formation. Lithos, 284-285, 91-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.04.003

MLA:
Doroshkevich, Anna G., et al. "Trace-element composition of minerals and rocks in the Belaya Zima carbonatite complex (Russia): Implications for the mechanisms of magma evolution and carbonatite formation." Lithos 284-285 (2017): 91-108.

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