Petrology, geochemistry, and geochronology of plutonic rocks from the present Southwest Indian Ridge: Implications for dropstone distribution in the Indian Ocean

Hiroshi Sato, Shiki Machida, Ryoko Senda, Keiko Sato, Hidenori Kumagai, Hironobu Hyodo, Shigekazu Yoneda, Yasuhiro Kato

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We recovered sedimentary and plutonic rocks from the off-ridge portion of the Southwest Indian Ridge (37°00.02ʹ E, 44°49.73ʹ S, 2165 m deep). The petrography, geochemistry, and geochronology of these plutonic rocks were analyzed. Ar–Ar dating of biotite in the plutonic rocks yielded early Paleozoic ages of approximately 475 and 490 Ma, indicating that these rocks are likely related to Antarctic orogenies during the late Neoproterozoic to early Paleozoic. In addition, the samples exhibited trace element compositions and low initial εNd values (−8 and −12) similar to those of rocks from western Dronning Maud Land and the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Such similarities suggest that these plutonic rocks from the off-ridge portion of the Southwest Indian ridge were derived from western Dronning Maud Land or the Transantarctic Mountains and deposited by melting icebergs as dropstones.

本文言語英語
論文番号100725
ジャーナルPolar Science
29
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出版ステータス出版済み - 9 2021
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生態、進化、行動および分類学
  • 水圏科学
  • 生態学
  • 地球惑星科学(全般)

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