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Phlogopite/matrix, clinopyroxene/matrix and clinopyroxene/phlogopite trace-element partitioning in a calc-alkaline lamprophyre: new constrains from the Krizanovice minette dyke (Bohemian Massif)

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Geosciences
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Central European Institute of Technology

Field Analytic chemistry
Keywords calc-alkaline lamprophyres; mineralogy; partition coefficients; Bohemian Massif
Description Mineral/matrix and mineral/mineral partition coefficients were determined for clinopyroxene and phlogopite phenocrysts and their very fine-grained (chilled) groundmass from a Variscan calc-alkaline (agpaitic index = 0.6) lamprophyre dyke of minette composition from the Bohemian Massif (Krizanovice, Tepla-Barrandian Unit). This dyke is characterized by high MgO (8.9 wt. %; Mg-number = 69) at intermediate SiO2 content (53 wt. %). The partition coefficients (D) between clinopyroxene and matrix were determined for 23 elements by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Calculated D-clinopyroxene/matrix values are very low, except for heavy rare earth elements (HREE) that range between 0.9 and 1.1. This suggests that HREE can be concentrated in clinopyroxene during crystallization from lamprophyre melt. In phlogopite, only 15 elements had contents above their respective detection limits. Phlogopite/matrix partition coefficients are on average higher than 1 (D-Ba = 1.1, D-Rb = 1.7 D-Ti = 1.5) and extremely low (<= 0.02) for light rare earth elements (LREE). On the other hand, D-phlogopite/matrix values for the majority of HREE could not be determined. Taken together, during simultaneous crystallization of clinopyroxene and phlogopite phenocrysts, Th, Zr, Hf, Y and LREE are preferentially partitioned into clinopyroxene and Ba with Rb and Ti into phlogopite.
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