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Island-arc and Active Continental Margin Adakites from the Sabzevar Zone, Iran



Cretaceous to Eocene plutonic and volcanic rocks of the Sabzevar zone have an adakite characteristic with high Sr/Y ratio, depleted HFSE and enriched LILE features. Most of the Sabzevar adakites are high silica adakites with low Ni, Cr and Co contents. LREE/HREE ratio is high, while K2O content is low to intermediate. Adakites in the Sabzevar zone are exposed in two areas, which are named southern and northern adakites here. The combination of Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic data with major and trace elements indicates that the adakitic rocks are formed by partial melting of the Sabzevar oceanic slab. Nb/Ta content of the samples indicates that the adakitic magmas were generated at different depth in the subduction system. Dy/Yb ratios of adakitic samples indicate positive, negative and roughly flat patterns for different samples, suggesting garnet and amphibole as residual phases during slab-derived adakitic magma formation. Sabzevar adakites emplaced during late to post-kinematic events. Sabzevar oceanic basin demised during a northward subduction by central Iranian micro-continents (CIM) and Eurasia plate convergence.


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  1. 1.Department of GeologyGolestan UniversityGorganIran

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