U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS and Hf composition in granitogneiss of Chu Lai body and its implication of the Kontum massif, central Vietnam

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    1 Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    2 Vietnam Insitutute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Received: 16th-Oct-2021
  • Revised: 23rd-Jan-2022
  • Accepted: 21st-Mar-2022
  • Online: 31st-Aug-2022
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The Chu Lai granitogneiss is widespread throught the Northern Kontum massif. The Chu Lai body is located in the W-SW of the Nui Thanh Townlet (Nui Thanh Dists., Quang Nam Prov.). On an areas of ~ 300 km2. The Chu Lai intrusion mainly consists two mica gneiss, it is light grey and have porphyritic textures. Its major minerals include plagioclase (25÷40%), K-feldpar (20÷40%), quartz (25÷35%), biotite (5÷13%) and mustcovite (0÷6%). Accessory minerals are apatite, zircon, orthit. Garnet and tourmaline are occiasionally found. Zircons separated from a granitogneiss sample colleted in Chu Lai body are generally euhedral to subhedral, dark gray and prissmatic in shape with 100÷300 µm, with length/witdth ratios from 1:1÷1:3. There are many Neoproterozoic - Cambrian ages among the zircon cores in the Chu Lai samples, and these are regarded as inherited zircons. The LA-ICP-MS zircon age is 431 Ma, corresponding to the Silurian. The Chu Lai granitogneiss strongly negative zircon εHf (-4.2÷-11.4) and complex inherited zircon components, characteristics of typical S-type granite. Hf model ages TDM2 1.5÷1.9 Ga, suggests that the Chu Lai granitogneiss was derived from partial melting of old crustal basement rocks, probaly Paleoproterozoic in age.

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Nguyen, T.Huu, Le, D.Tien, To, B.Xuan, Pham, A.Van Thi, Ngo, T.Xuan, Ha, N.Thanh and Nguyen, L.Ly Thi 2022. U-Pb zircon LA-ICP-MS and Hf composition in granitogneiss of Chu Lai body and its implication of the Kontum massif, central Vietnam (in Vietnamese). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 63, 4 (Aug, 2022), 35-44. DOI:https://doi.org/10.46326/JMES.2022.63(4).04.

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