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Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

, Volume 134, Issue 4, pp 364–369 | Cite as

Formation temperatures of clays from the volcaniclastic series of Site 841 ODP: an oxygen isotopic record of a paleothermal flux into the Tonga forearc

  • Frédéric Vitali
  • Gérard Blanc
  • François Gauthier-Lafaye
  • Christian France-Lanord
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Abstract

Oxygen isotopic compositions of clay minerals were determined on representative samples of the volcano-sedimentary series from Site 841 ODP (Tonga forearc). This isotopic study has demonstrated an abnormally high crystallisation temperature of the clay minerals with respect to temperature expected in burial diagenesis. Formation temperatures obtained using 18O reach up to 200 °C in a Fe-chlorite-corrensite paragenesis found in the vicinity of basaltic andesite sills intruded into the Miocene tuffs. The paleothermal flux resulting from the cooling of the sills has produced very low grade contact metamorphism in the Miocene Tonga forearc deposits. The consequence of this was the formation of a large amount of hydrous silicates characterised near the sills by a Fe-clays-analcime mineralogical association.

Keywords

Miocene Clay Mineral Burial Diagenesis Formation Temperature 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Vitali
    • 1
  • Gérard Blanc
    • 2
  • François Gauthier-Lafaye
    • 1
  • Christian France-Lanord
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre de Géochimie de la Surface, UMR CNRS n° 7517, Institut de Géologie, Strasbourg, 1 rue Blessig, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex, FranceFR
  2. 2.Département de Géologie et d'Océanographie, UMR CNRS n° 5805, Université Bordeaux I, Avenue des facultés, 33405 Talence, FranceFR
  3. 3.Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CRPG), CNRS, BP 20, 54501 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex, FranceFR

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