Geochemical peculiarities and genesis of metaandesites and metadacites of the Novogorovka greenstone structure (Ukrainian Shield)

TitleGeochemical peculiarities and genesis of metaandesites and metadacites of the Novogorovka greenstone structure (Ukrainian Shield)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArtemenko, GV
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published4/2017

Metaandesites of tholeiitic series of parageneration KT-3 of metamorphosed komatiite-tholeiitic formation of Novogorovka GS can be formed as a result of the fractional crystallization of mafic magma from a plume source in the shallow magma chamber (<40 km). They have a low magnesium number (mg# = 0.32). Metadacite located among the rocks of the parageneration of KT-3 were formed in a different magmatic source and are likely more recent. They belong to the calc-alkaline series, are characterized by high magnesium number (mg# = 0.51) and strongly contaminated by a crustal material. Metadacite can be formed by mixing melts of the mafic and silicic compositions or by assimilation of host rocks by basites in a shallow magma chamber (<40 km).

Keywordsgreenstone structure, komatiite-tholeiitic formation, metaandesite, metadacite, Ukrainian Shield
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