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The Paleoproterozoic Kandalaksha-Kolvitsa Gabbro-Anorthosite Complex (Fennoscandian Shield): New U–Pb, Sm–Nd, and Nd–Sr (ID-TIMS) Isotope Data on the Age of Formation, Metamorphism, and Geochemical Features of Zircon (LA-ICP-MS)

Geological Institute—Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre, Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Fersman St. 14, 184209 Apatity, Russia
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Minerals 2020, 10(3), 254; https://doi.org/10.3390/min10030254
Received: 20 January 2020 / Revised: 4 March 2020 / Accepted: 6 March 2020 / Published: 10 March 2020
The paper provides new U–Pb, Sm–Nd, and Nd–Sr isotope-geochronological data on rocks of the Paleoproterozoic Kandalaksha-Kolvitsa gabbro-anorthosite complex. Rare earth element (REE) contents in zircons from basic rock varieties of the Kandalaksha-Kolvitsa area were analyzed in situ using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Plots of REE distribution were constructed, confirming the magmatic origin of zircon. Temperatures of zircon crystallization were estimated using a Ti-in-zircon geochronometer. The U–Pb method with a 205Pb artificial tracer was first applied to date single zircon grains (2448 ± 5 Ma) from metagabbro of the Kolvitsa massif. The U–Pb analysis of zircon from anorthosites of the Kandalaksha massif dated the early stage of the granulite metamorphism at 2230 ± 10 Ma. The Sm–Nd isotope age was estimated on metamorphic minerals (apatite, garnet, sulfides) and whole rock at 1985 ± 17 Ma (granulite metamorphism) for the Kolvitsa massif and at 1887 ± 37 Ma (high-temperature metasomatic transformations) and 1692 ± 71 Ma (regional fluid reworking) for the Kandalaksha massif. The Sm–Nd model age of metagabbro was 3.3 Ga with a negative value of εNd = 4.6, which corresponds with either processes of crustal contamination or primary enriched mantle reservoir of primary magmas. View Full-Text
Keywords: anorthosite; single zircon grains; U–Pb; Sm–Nd; Nd–Sr; εNd; Ti-in-zircon anorthosite; single zircon grains; U–Pb; Sm–Nd; Nd–Sr; εNd; Ti-in-zircon
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Steshenko, E.N.; Bayanova, T.B.; Serov, P.A. The Paleoproterozoic Kandalaksha-Kolvitsa Gabbro-Anorthosite Complex (Fennoscandian Shield): New U–Pb, Sm–Nd, and Nd–Sr (ID-TIMS) Isotope Data on the Age of Formation, Metamorphism, and Geochemical Features of Zircon (LA-ICP-MS). Minerals 2020, 10, 254.

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