Petrology, Geochemistry and Tectonomagmatic Setting of Neshveh Intrusion (NW Saveh)


Neshveh intrusion is located in the NW of Saveh City and is a part of Orumieh-Dokhtar magmatic arc. This intrusion consists of quartz monzodiorite, granodiorite and granite that have intruded into the Eocene volcano-sedimentary rocks. This intrusion is high-K calk-alkaline and metaluminous and is classified as I-type granitoids. Field investigations along with petrographic and geochemical studies indicate that all phases of Neshveh intrusion are derived from a common magma source as a result of mineral differentiation. Different phases of this intrusion have low Mg#, Ni, Cr, Co and V which are indicative for higher evolution of magma during the magma ascent and before complete crystallization. All phases of Neshveh granitoid are characterized by LREE-rich patterns with high LREE/HREE ratio and negative Eu anomalies. Similarity of the mentioned patterns suggests a comagmatic source for these rocks and demonstrates the role of magmatic differentiation in their evolution. There are negative anomalies in the Nb and Ti along with positive anomalies of Rb, Ba, K and Pb on the spider diagrams. These anomalies are indicative for a subduction setting for magma source of these rocks. Geochemical studies indicate that the Neshveh granitoid is formed in a volcanic arc and active continental margin. In this base, it is assumed that this intrusion is formed as a result of Neo-Tethys oceanic lithosphere subduction beneath the Central Iran zone which is replaced in the Orumieh-Dokhtar magmatic arc.

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Keshavarzi, R. , Esmaili, D. , Kahkhaei, M. , Mokhtari, M. and Jabari, R. (2014) Petrology, Geochemistry and Tectonomagmatic Setting of Neshveh Intrusion (NW Saveh). Open Journal of Geology, 4, 177-189. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2014.45013.

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