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Adakites from collision-modified lithosphere

Haschke, Michael and Ben-Avraham, Z. 2005. Adakites from collision-modified lithosphere. Geophysical research letters 32 (15) , pp. 1-4. 10.1029/2005GL023468

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Abstract

Adakitic melts from Papua New Guinea (PNG) show adakitic geochemical characteristics, yet their geodynamic context is unclear. Modern adakites are associated with hot-slab melting and/or remelting of orogenic mafic underplate at convergent margins. Rift-propagation over collision-modified lithosphere may explain the PNG adakite enigma, as PNG was influenced by rapid creation and subduction of oceanic microplates since Mesozoic times. In a new (rift) tectonic regime, decompressional rift melts encountered and melted remnant mafic eclogite and/or garnet-amphibolite slab fragments in arc collisional-modified mantle, and partially equilibrated with metasomatized mantle. Alternatively, hot-slab melting in a proposed newborn subduction zone along the Trobriand Trough could generate adakitic melts, but recent seismic P-wave tomographic models lack evidence for subducting oceanic lithosphere in the adakite melt region; however they do show deep subduction zone remnants as a number of high P-wave anomalies at lithospheric depths, which supports our proposed scenario.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
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Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISSN: 00948276
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 08:53
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/1248

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