Eclogite resembling metamorphic disequilibrium assemblage formed through fluid-induced metasomatic reactions

Sanghoon Kwon, Vinod O. Samuel, Yungoo Song, Sung Won Kim, Seung Ik Park, Yirang Jang, M. Santosh

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Equilibrium omphacite-garnet-bearing mafic rocks have been classified as eclogites, either pristine or retrogressed, that were formed at great depths in the lithosphere. Here we report a unique natural example of eclogite resembling assemblage in disequilibrium formed through fluid-induced metasomatic reactions under the amphibolite to granulite facies. Primarily, the amphibolized protolith experienced a garnet-amphibolite facies metamorphism at ~ 500–700 °C and ~ 0.8–1 GPa. Subsequently, CO2 fluid induced fracturing and dissolution-reprecipitation reactions occurred at peak metamorphic conditions of ~ 700 °C and ~ 1 GPa. Occasional omphacite-albite assemblage, which gradually replace diopside-oligoclase symplectite adjacent to albite veins along fractures, indicates fluid-induced coupled dissolution-reprecipitation disequilibrium reactions. Here the albite-omphacite assemblage is in local equilibrium at least on 1 mm length scale, during cooling, below ~ 600 ºC and ~ 1 GPa, within the amphibolite facies conditions. The results from this study clearly suggest that disequilibrium garnet-omphacite assemblage in mafic rocks could be formed by crustal reworking processes below granulite facies conditions, and their textural equilibrium is an important criterion while defining eclogite facies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number19869
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by 2017R1A6A1A07015374 (Multidisciplinary study for assessment of large earthquake potentials in the Korean Peninsula) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea to V.O.S, and NRF-2019R1A2C1002211 to S.K. S.W. Kim appreciate the support by a Basic Research Project (GP2020-003; Geological survey in the Korean Peninsula and publication of the geological maps) of the KIGAM, funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT. We also acknowledge the support by Prof. K. Sajeev for upgrading compositional map in Fig. 3 using EPMA facility at AFMM, IISc, Bangalore, India.

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