Acta Geochimica

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 159–172 | Cite as

Jurassic granitoid dike in Luodian, Guizhou Province: discovery and geological significance

  • Mingjin Zhu
  • Aiguo NieEmail author
  • Yazhou Tian
  • Xinsong Wang
  • Jun Sun
Original Article


In this paper, the Jurassic granitoid dike that intrudes into Permian diabase was reported in Luokun, Luodian County, south Guizhou. Zircon LA-ICP-MS U–Pb dating of the granitoid dike yielded an age of 164.3 ± 2.4 Ma with the εHf(t) range from + 7.8 to + 12.1. The high contents of SiO2 (65.2%–66.8%) and total alkali (Na2O + K2O: 9.01%–9.95%), and low contents of Mg, Fe, Ca, P and Ti show the characteristics of alkali-rich granite. The total contents of rare earth elements range from 289.90 to 394.23 ppm. The Rb, Ba, K, Th, U and other LILE, Ta, Sr, P, Ti are enriched, and heavy rare earth elements are depleted. Petrogeochemical characteristics show that the dike was derived from a partial melting of newly-grown basaltic crust, and contaminated by crustal materials before experiencing strong fractional crystallization. The dike was formed in the intraplate post-orogenic extension stage and indicates that parental magma rose to the shallow crust through a fault. This provides new evidence of tectonic and mantle-crust magmatic activities and may contribute to regional Au mineralization in southern Guizhou and neighboring areas.


Jurassic granitoid dike Geochemical characteristics Geochronology Luodian Guizhou province 



We sincerely thank Prof. Zhang Zhuru, Prof. Zhang Xinchun and Prof. Su Wenchao for insightful suggestions, Prof. Li Mingqin, Prof. Xie Hong and Dr. Gao Junbo for lab assistance and Dr. Huang Zhiyong and Engineer Hao Jiaxu for the fieldwork. This research was funded by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.41262005), high-level personnel of Guizhou Institute of Technology (No. XJGC20140702) and Talent introduction project of Guizhou University (No. 702400163301).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guizhou UniversityGuiyangChina
  2. 2.Guizhou Institute of TechnologyGuiyangChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Ore Deposit GeochemistryInstitute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesGuiyangChina

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