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Trace element chemistry and U-Pb dating of zircons from oceanic gabbros and their relationship with whole rock composition (Lanzo, Italian Alps)

Kaczmarek, M.-A.; Muntener, Othmar; Rubatto, Daniela


The U-Pb ages and the trace element content of zircon U-Pb along with major and trace element whole rock data on gabbroic dikes from the Lanzo lherzolitic massif, N-Italy, have been determined to constrain crustal accretion in ocean-continent transition zones. Three Fe-Ti gabbros were dated from the central and the southern part of the massif providing middle Jurassic ages of 161 ± 2, 158 ± 2 and 163 ± 1 Ma, which argue for magmatic activity over few millions of years. Zircon crystals are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (Electronic)
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-007-0243-3


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