E3S Web Conf.
Volume 98, 201916th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Magmatic, Metamorphic and Geothermal Processes|
|Published online||07 June 2019|
Gold, platinum and palladium enrichments in arcs: role of mantle wedge, arc crust and halogen-rich slab fluids
PNK GeoScience, Tampa, Florida, USA
2 Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
3 Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arc-related magmas are frequently enriched in Au, Pt and Pd in respect to MORB and OIB igneous suites. Magmatic arcs commonly host large-scale hydrothermal Au and Au-Cu and PGE mineralization related to young volcanic systems and zoned ultramafic complexes respectively. Island-arc mantle xenoliths show Au, Pt, Pd enrichments related to mantle wedge metasomatism by slab-derived fluids. Long-lived plumbing systems in arc crust (arc magma chambers) show further enhancement of Au, Pt and Pd enrichments through subduction-related metamorphic and metasomatic processes in the presence of halogen-rich, aqueous fluids. We propose that Au-Pt-Pd enrichments in arcs are caused by mantle wedge-slab interactions followed by differentiation and metamorphism of magmatic conduits in arc crust.
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