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Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

, Volume 134, Issue 1, pp 33–51 | Cite as

Petrology and geochemistry of Camiguin Island, southern Philippines: insights to the source of adakites and other lavas in a complex arc setting

  • Paterno R. Castillo
  • Philip E. Janney
  • Renato U. Solidum
Article

Abstract

Camiguin is a small volcanic island located 12 km north of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines. The island consists of four volcanic centers which have erupted basaltic to rhyolitic calcalkaline lavas during the last ∼400 ka. Major element, trace element and Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic data indicate that the volcanic centers have produced a single lava series from a common mantle source. Modeling results indicate that Camiguin lavas were produced by periodic injection of a parental magma into shallow magma chambers allowing assimilation and fractional crystallization (AFC) processes to take place. The chemical and isotopic composition of Camiguin lavas bears strong resemblance to the majority of lavas from the central Mindanao volcanic field confirming that Camiguin is an extension of the tectonically complex Central Mindanao Arc (CMA). The most likely source of Camiguin and most CMA magmas is the mantle wedge metasomatized by fluids dehydrated from a subducted slab. Some Camiguin high-silica lavas are similar to high-silica lavas from Mindanao, which have been identified as “adakites” derived from direct melting of a subducted basaltic crust. More detailed comparison of Camiguin and Mindanao adakites with silicic slab-derived melts and magnesian andesites from the western Aleutians, southernmost Chile and Batan Island in northern Philippines indicates that the Mindanao adakites are not pure slab melts. Rather, the CMA adakites are similar to Camiguin high-silica lavas which are products of an AFC process and have negligible connection to melting of subducted basaltic crust.

Keywords

Mantle Wedge Parental Magma Volcanic Field Volcanic Center Shallow Magma Chamber 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paterno R. Castillo
    • 1
  • Philip E. Janney
    • 1
  • Renato U. Solidum
    • 2
  1. 1.Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0220, USA; Tel.: (619) 534-0383; Fax: (619) 534-0784; E-mail: pcastillo@ucsd.eduUS
  2. 2.Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Quezon City, Philippines

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