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The origin of medium-K ankaramitic arc magmas from Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia): Mineral and melt inclusion evidence


Elburg, MA and Kamenetsky, VS and Foden, JD and Sobolev, A, The origin of medium-K ankaramitic arc magmas from Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia): Mineral and melt inclusion evidence, Chemical Geology, 240, (4) pp. 260-279. ISSN 0009-2541 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.02.015


High-calcium, nepheline-normative ankaramitic basalts (MgO > 10 wt.%, CaO/Al 2O 3 > 1) from Rinjani volcano, Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia) contain phenocrysts of clinopyroxene and olivine (Fo 85-92) with inclusions of spinel (Cr# 58-77) and crystallised melt. Olivine crystals have variable but on average low NiO (0.10-0.23 wt.%) and high CaO (0.22-0.35 wt.%) contents for their forsterite number. The CaO content of Fo 89-91 olivine is negatively correlated with the Al 2O 3 content of enclosed spinel (9-15 wt.%) and positively correlated with the CaO/Al 2O 3 ratios of melt inclusions (0.9-1.5). Major and trace element patterns of melt inclusions are similar to that of the host rock, indicating that the magma could have formed by accumulation of small batches of melt, with compositions similar to the melt inclusions. The liquidus temperature of the magma was ∼ 1275 °C, and its oxygen fugacity ≤ FMQ + 2.5. Correlations between K 2O, Zr, Th and LREE in the melt inclusions are interpreted to reflect variable degrees of melting of the source; correlations between Al 2O 3, Na 2O, Y and HREE are influenced by variations in the mineralogy of the source. The melts probably formed from a water-poor, clinopyroxene-rich mantle source. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Kamenetsky, VS (Professor Vadim Kamenetsky)
ID Code:51595
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-04-21

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