U-Pb and Rb-Sr dating of the Oki metamorphic rocks, the Oki Island, Southwest Japan

Katsuyuki Yamashita, Takeru Yanagi

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Abstract

U-Pb dating of zircons in a pelitic gneiss from the Oki metamorphic rocks gives an upper intercept age of 1.96 ± 0,04 Ga on the concordia diagram and an average Pb-Pb age of 1.96 + 0.04 Ga. Rb-Sr biotite ages vary with crystal size and indicate that large biotite crystals are zoned in age. The relation between ages and crystal sizes reveals two different stages of crystallization. The age of the first stage was estimated to be about 180 Ma, which represents the time of the main phase of metamorphism. The second stage was estimated to have occurred at 161 ±2 Ma, which represents the final phase of metamorphism. The U-Pb and Pb-Pb zircon ages represent the time of prominent plutonic activity in the provenance from which the clastic precursor of the pelitic gneiss was derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalGEOCHEMICAL JOURNAL
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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