Russian Mineralogical Society
2nd International Conference "Crystallogenesis and Mineralogy"
Mineralogy of sheared garnet lherzolites xenoliths from the Udachnaya-East kimberlite pipe (Yakutia)

RMS-DPI code:  2007-1-117-0
Scientific session:  Session 5. Crystal chemistry and crystal morphology of minerals
Author listing:  Golovin A.V., Sharygin I.S., Pokhilenko N.P.
Principal author:  Golovin Alexander Victorovich
Language:  Russian
Abstract - Summary 
(short description):
Investigation of sheared garnet lherzolite xenoliths indicates that the xenoliths, besides primary minerals, contain last phases e.g. “melt pockets”, consisting of pyrrotyte, monosulfide solid solution, djerfisherite, perovskite, zoned spinel, apatite, olivine, phlogopite, sodalite, clinopyroxene and calcite, and secondary melt inclusions in primary minerals. Secondary melt inclusions have silicate-carbonate composition with high F, Cl, S, Na2O and K2O contents. It was usually suggested that last phases are product of mantle metasomatism. However, comparative analysis of the last phases in studied xenoliths with minerals from the host kimberlites and melt inclusion in olivine from kimberlites indicates that origin of the last phases are result of infiltration of kimberlitic melt in xenoliths and its interaction with primary minerals.
 
RMS-DPI code:  2007-1-117-0
Proceeedings volume 
in the RMS catalogue:
 
Crystallogenesis and Mineralogy
Pages:  250-252
File of proceedings 
(PDF): 
 263 K
Status:  printed
Accepted:  06/05/2007
Published on-line:  05/01/2008
Permanent address of publication:  http://www.minsoc.ru/2007-1-117-0/
Contact author(s):  Golovin, Alexander Victorovich

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