The Triassic age for oceanic eclogites in the Dabie orogen: Entrainment of oceanic fragments in the continental subduction

Hao Cheng, S. Andrew DuFrane, Jeffrey D. Vervoort, Eizou Nakamura, Qiuli Li, Zuyi Zhou

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Abstract

Low-temperature and high-pressure eclogites with an oceanic affinity in the western part of the Dabie orogen have been investigated with combined Lu-Hf and U-Pb geochronology. These eclogites formed over a range of temperatures (482-565 °C and 1.9-2.2. GPa). Three eclogites, which were sampled from the Gaoqiao country, yielded Lu-Hf ages of 240.7 ± 1.2. Ma, 243.3 ± 4.1. Ma and 238.3 ± 1.2. Ma, with a corresponding lower-intercept U-Pb zircon age of 232 ± 26. Ma. Despite the well-preserved prograde major- and trace-element zoning in garnets, these Lu-Hf ages mostly reflect the high-pressure eclogite-facies metamorphism instead of representing the early phase of garnet growth due to the occurrence of omphacite inclusions from core to rim and the shell effect. An upper-intercept zircon U-Pb age of 765 ± 24. Ma is defined for the Gaoqiao eclogite, which is consistent with the weighted-mean age of 768 ± 21. Ma for the country gneiss. However, the gneiss has not been subjected to successive high-pressure metamorphism. The new Triassic ages are likely an estimate of the involvement of oceanic fragments in the continental subduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-98
Number of pages17
JournalLithos
Volume117
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Continental subduction
  • Dabie
  • Eclogite
  • Geochronology
  • Lu-Hf
  • U-Pb

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The Triassic age for oceanic eclogites in the Dabie orogen : Entrainment of oceanic fragments in the continental subduction. / Cheng, Hao; DuFrane, S. Andrew; Vervoort, Jeffrey D.; Nakamura, Eizou; Li, Qiuli; Zhou, Zuyi.

In: Lithos, Vol. 117, No. 1-4, 06.2010, p. 82-98.

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Cheng, Hao ; DuFrane, S. Andrew ; Vervoort, Jeffrey D. ; Nakamura, Eizou ; Li, Qiuli ; Zhou, Zuyi. / The Triassic age for oceanic eclogites in the Dabie orogen : Entrainment of oceanic fragments in the continental subduction. In: Lithos. 2010 ; Vol. 117, No. 1-4. pp. 82-98.
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