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Isotope and trace element studies of the Xingdi II mafic–ultramafic complex in the northern rim of the Tarim Craton: Evidence for emplacement in a Neoproterozoic subduction zone

Chen, Hongjin; Chen, Yanjing; Ripley, Edward M.; Li, Chusi; Deng, Xiaohua; Yue, Suwei; Zheng, Zhen; Fu, Bin


The Xingdi II mafic–ultramafic complex is located in the northern rim of the Tarim Craton, Northern Xinjiang, NW China. This complex is mainly composed of gabbro, gabbronorite, websterite and lherzolite, plusminor granodiorites and granites. The geodynamic setting of this complex and other Neoproterozoicmafic–ultramafic complexes in the region is debated, with opinions varying from mantle plume to a continental arc. A new zircon U–Pb age from this study reveals >7-myr difference for two...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Lithos
DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.01.014
Access Rights: Open Access


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