In situ Re-Os isotope ages of sulfides in Hannuoba peridotitic xenoliths: Significance for the frequently-occurring mantle events beneath the North China Block

Chunmei Yu*, Jianping Zheng, W. L. Griffin

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    Abstract

    In situ Re-Os isotopes of sulfides in peridotitic xenoliths from Cenozoic Hannuoba basalts were analyzed by LAM-MC-ICPMS. The suifides developed two types of occurrences including silicate-enclosed and interstitial. In the enclosed sulfides, 187Os/188Os vary from 0.1124 to 0.1362 and 187Re/188Os from 0.0026 to 1.8027. In the interstitial ones, 187Os/188Os have a range from 0.1174 to 0.1354 and 187Re/188Os from 0.0365 to 1.4469. The oldest age, calculated by T RD for the enclosed sulfides, is 2.1 Ga. An isochron age of 2.3±1.2 Ga is obtained by five grains of enclosed sulfides and primitive mantle. The sulfides used have lower Re-Os isotopic ratio than primitive mantle. Meanwhile, an isochron age of 645±225 Ma is given by all interstitial sulfides and the enclosed sulfides with higher Re-Os isotopic ratio due to Re addition after mantle formation. In addition, the model age of 1.3 Ga recorded by one interstitial sulfide, having similar T DM and T RD, should be meaningful to deep thermal event. The coexistence of different ages, revealed by in situ Re-Os isotope, indicates frequently-occurring mantle events beneath Hannuoba area.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2847-2853
    Number of pages7
    JournalChinese Science Bulletin
    Volume52
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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