Isotopic Evidence for Multiple Recycled Sulfur Reservoirs in the Mangaia Mantle Plume
JW Dottin, J Labidi, MG Jackson, J Woodhead, J Farquhar
GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2020
Mangaia, an ocean island in the Cook‐Austral volcanic chain, is the type locality for the HIMU mantle reservoir and has also been shown to exhibit evidence for recycled sulfur with anomalous δ34S and Δ33S that has been attributed an Archean origin. Here we report bulk S‐isotope data from sulfide inclusions in olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts from one of the previously analyzed and four additional Mangaia basalts to further test for the prevalence of anomalous S in the HIMU mantle source feeding Mangaia. We document compositions that range from −5.13‰ to +0.21‰ (±0.3 2σ), +0.006‰ to +0.049‰ (±0.016 2σ), −0.81‰ to +0.69‰ (±0.3 2σ) for δ34S, Δ33S, and Δ36S, respectively. These data extend the r..View full abstract
Awarded by National Science Foundation
We acknowledge funding for this project from National Science Foundation EAR-1348082 (to J. F. and M. J.). We also thank Editor Marie Edmonds for handling our manuscript and for helpful reviews from Emilie Thomassot and an anonymous reviewer.