阿蘇カルデラ西部に分布する栃ノ木溶岩中にみられる組成不均質とその成因 [in Japanese] Origin of compositional heterogeneity within Tochinoki andesitic lava flow from the western part of Aso caldera [in Japanese]
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A composite lava flow is found in core samples of Tochinoki lava unit, one of the post-caldera volcanic products distributed in the western part of Aso caldera. Including core and surface outcrop samples, Tochinoki lava shows two compositionally different lava types. One is silicic (SiO<sub>2</sub> 63-66 wt%) and phenocryst-rich (8-16 vol%), and the other is mafic (SiO<sub>2</sub> 60-62 wt%) and phenocryst-poor (< 7 vol%). Mass balance calculation and trace element modeling show that the compositional variation found among Tochinoki core samples are explained by the fractional crystallization of plagioclase, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene and magnetite phenocrysts from the most mafic lava. Tochinoki composite lava flow is probably produced by the viscous segregation of compositionally distinct magmas ascending simultaneously in the conduit as proposed by Inyo Obsidian Dome drilling project. Bulk rock composition and mineral chemistry indicate that mafic-silicic pairs observed in Tochinoki core samples are different from those in outcrop samples. This difference probably suggests the existence of contemporaneous multiple flow units in the Tochinoki lava unit.
- Japanese Magazine of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences
Japanese Magazine of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 36(1), 15-29, 2007-01-30
Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences