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Petrology of peridotites and ND-SR isotopic composition of their clinopyroxenes from the middle Andaman Ophiolite, India
Published in MDPI AG
2018
Volume: 8
   
Issue: 9
Abstract
The Andaman Ophiolite, India, is located at the southeastern end of the Tethyan ophiolites. We examine petrology and mineralogy of two lherzolites and a completely serpentinized dunite associated with lherzolite from the middle Andaman Island. Major and trace element compositions of minerals in the lherzolites suggest their residual origin after low-degree of partial melting with less flux infiltration, and are similar to those of abyssal peridotites recovered from mid-ocean ridges. The dunite with spinels having low-Cr/(Cr + Al) ratio was formed by interaction between peridotite and mid-ocean ridge basalt-like melt. The87Sr/86Sr and143Nd/144Nd isotopic systematics of clinopyroxenes of the two lherzolites are consistent with MORB-type mantle source. Petrology and light rare earth element (LREE)-depleted patterns of clinopyroxene from the studied lhezolites are the same as those from some of the western Tethyan ophiolites. The age-corrected initial εNd values of the Tethyan lherzolite clinopyroxenes with LREE-depleted patterns are likely to be consistent with the depleted mantle evolution line. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
About the journal
JournalMinerals
PublisherMDPI AG
ISSN2075-163X
Open AccessNo