The magma evolution of Tianchi volcano, Changbaishan

Ruoxin Liu*, Qicheng Fan, Xiangshen Zheng, Ming Zhang, Ni Li

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    The Changbaishan Tianchi volcano is composed of the basaltic rocks at the shield-forming stage, the trachyte and pantellerite at the cone-forming stage and modern eruption. Studies on their REE, incompatible elements and Sr, Nd, Pb isotopes suggest that rocks at different stages have a common magma genesis and close evolution relationship with differentiation crystallization playing the key role. The co-eruption of basaltic trachyandesite magma and pantellerite magma indicates that there exist both crustal magma chamber and mantle magma reservoir beneath the Tianchi volcano.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)382-389
    Number of pages8
    JournalScience in China, Series D: Earth Sciences
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


    • Changbaishan Tianchi volcano
    • Geochemistry
    • Magma evolution
    • Petrology


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