Journal article

Exploring the plutonic-volcanic link: a zircon U-Pb, Lu-Hf and O isotope study of paired volcanic and granitic units from southeastern Australia

AIS Kemp, CJ Hawkesworth, BA Paterson, GL Foster, PD Kinny, MJ Whitehouse, R Maas

TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH-EARTH SCIENCES | ROYAL SOC EDINBURGH | Published : 2006

Abstract

The relationship between plutonic and volcanic rocks is central to understanding the geochemical evolution of silicic magma systems, but it is clouded by ambiguities associated with unravelling the plutonic record. Here we report an integrated U–Pb, O and Lu–Hf isotope study of zircons from three putative granitic–volcanic rock pairs from the Lachlan Fold Belt, southeastern Australia, to explore the connection between the intrusive and extrusive realms. The data reveal contrasting petrogenetic scenarios for the S- and I-type pairs. The zircon Hf–O isotope systematics in an I-type dacite are very similar to those of their plutonic counterpart, supporting an essentially co-magmatic relationshi..

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