Petrogenesis of synorogenic high-temperature leucogranites (Damara orogen, Namibia): Constraints from U–Pb monazite ages and Nd, Sr and Pb isotopes.

Paul, A., Jung, S., Romer, R. L., Stracke, A. and Hauff, Folkmar (2014) Petrogenesis of synorogenic high-temperature leucogranites (Damara orogen, Namibia): Constraints from U–Pb monazite ages and Nd, Sr and Pb isotopes. Gondwana Research, 25 (4). pp. 1614-1626. DOI 10.1016/j.gr.2013.06.008.

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Abstract

Highlights:
• Geochemical data from high-T leucogranites imply pure crustal melting.
• New U–Pb monazite ages constrain intrusion time close to peak metamorphism.
• Updated Sr–Nd–Pb isotope data imply metasedimentary sources.

Two suites of leucogranites were emplaced at 508 ± 5.9 Ma in the Okombahe District of the Damara belt (Namibia) synchronous with the peak of regional high-temperature metamorphism. The Sr (87Sr/86Srinit: 0.707 to 0.711), Nd (εNdinit: − 4.5 to − 6.6), and Pb isotopic (206Pb/204Pb: 18.51–19.13; 207Pb/204Pb: 15.63–15.69; 208Pb/204Pb: 38.08–38.66) compositions indicate that these peraluminous S-type granites were derived from mid- to lower-crustal rocks, which are slightly different to the metapelitic rocks into which they intruded. Since the leucogranites are unfractionated and show no evidence for assimilation or contamination, they constrain the temperature and pressure conditions of their formation. Calculated Zr and LREE saturation temperatures of ca. 850 °C indicate high-temperature crustal melts. High Rb/Sr and low Sr/Ba ratios are consistent with biotite dehydration melting of pelitic source rocks. Qz–Ab–Or systematics reveal that melting and segregation for the least fractionated samples occurred at ca. 7 kbar corresponding to a mid-crustal level of ca. 26 km. However, there is no evidence for a mantle component that could have served as a local heat source for crustal melting. Therefore, the hot felsic magmas that formed close to the time of peak metamorphism are the result of long-lasting high temperature regional metamorphic conditions and intra-crustal collision.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000347279400021
Keywords: Leucogranites; Crustal melts; Biotite dehydration melting; U–Pb monazite; Sr Nd Pb isotopes
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS
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Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.gr.2013.06.008
ISSN: 1342-937X
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 19:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/21844

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