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, Volume 49, Issue 7, pp 684–695 | Cite as

Mineral chemistry, geochemistry and U-Pb SHRIMP zircon data of the Yangxin monzonitic intrusive in the foreland of the Dabie orogen

  • Xue Huaimin Email author
  • Dong Shuwen 
  • Jian Ping 


The Yangxin composite intrusive consists of three generations of plutons, among which 90% are the second generation intrusions. The second generation intrusion has U-Pb SHRIMP zircon age of 134±2 Ma, substantially younger than the early stage of the Yanshanian. Amphibole and biotite, major mafic minerals in the Yangxin plutons, are rich in magnesium, suggesting a deep source of their parental magma, possibly derived from the upper mantle. Whole rock geochemical data on these rocks show that they have high Al2O3 (15.92%–16.38%), relatively high alkali (Na2O+K2O = 6.95%–7.37%) and higher Na2O contents than K2O (Na2O/K2O = 1.47–1.94). They also have high Sr contents (816–897 μg/g) are enriched in strong incompatible elements such as Rb, U, Th, K and LREE, but depleted in HREE and Y. Strong fractionation of LREE from HREE as indicated by high (La/Yb)N ratios ranging from 17.83 to 20.86. Although with little difference, the whole characteristics of the Yangxin intrusive body are greatly similar to the adakite, referring that the formation of the parental magma may relate with the partial melting of the basalt underplating from the mantle after delamination of the mountain root of the Dabie orogen. The body has been uplifted about 5 km since cooling concretion, the average rate was only about 0.04 mm/a, much slower than that of the Dabie orogen in late Mesozoic, but the rates of denudation in two area are similar in Cenozoic.


zircon SHRIMP Yangxin intrusive foreland Dabie orogen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeologyChinese Academy of Geological SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of Geological SciencesBeijingChina

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