Relation between mantle shear zone deformation and metasomatism in spinel peridotite xenoliths of Jeju Island (South Korea): Evidence from olivine CPO and trace elements

K. Yang, K. Hidas, G. Falus, C. Szabó, B. Nam, I. Kovács, B. Hwang

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This study presents geochemical and fabric analysis of coarse-grained, porphyroclastic and mylonitic spinel peridotite xenoliths derived from the shallow subcontinental lithospheric mantle of Jeju Island (South Korea). Fabric analysis of olivines in the studied peridotites shows activation of the high temperature (0. 1. 0)[1. 0. 0] slip system; however, in the porphyroclastic and mylonitic peridotites, activation of (0. kl)[1. 0. 0] slip system results in a weaker fabric. Formation of porphyroclastic and mylonitic fabrics are thought to form in a shear-dominated environment. The results of the trace element analysis reveal that the smaller the grain size and weaker the fabric, the more enriched in LREE and HFSE are the peridotites, which indicates a strong relationship between metasomatic agents and mantle shear zones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-440
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geodynamics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010



  • CPO
  • Coarse-grained
  • Deformation
  • Jeju Island (South Korea)
  • Mantle shear zone
  • Metasomatism
  • Mylonitic peridotites
  • Porphyroclastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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