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A new petrogenetic model for low-Ca boninites: Evidence from veined sub-arc xenoliths on melt-mantle interaction and melt fractionation

Benard, Antoine; Ionov, D A


Low-Ca boninites (LCB) are arc-related magmatic rocks enriched in large ion lithophile elements (LILE), light rare earth elements (LREE), Zr and Hf relative to medium to heavy REE (MREE-HREE). These signatures are commonly attributed to a unique slab-derived agent that metasomatized a depleted mantle source but their origin in such an agent remains enigmatic. We report andesite-hosted refractory spinel harzburgite xenoliths from the Kamchatka arc, which contain a series of orthopyroxene-rich...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004145


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