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A Combined Geochemical and Fluid Inclusion Study of the Hongyan Cu-Polymetallic Deposit in the Eastern Hegenshan-Heihe Suture Zone, NE China: Implications for Petrogenesis, Tectonic Setting and Mineralization

Version 1 : Received: 5 November 2018 / Approved: 8 November 2018 / Online: 8 November 2018 (09:45:45 CET)

How to cite: Mao, C.; Lü, X.; Chao, C. A Combined Geochemical and Fluid Inclusion Study of the Hongyan Cu-Polymetallic Deposit in the Eastern Hegenshan-Heihe Suture Zone, NE China: Implications for Petrogenesis, Tectonic Setting and Mineralization. Preprints 2018, 2018110192 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0192.v1). Mao, C.; Lü, X.; Chao, C. A Combined Geochemical and Fluid Inclusion Study of the Hongyan Cu-Polymetallic Deposit in the Eastern Hegenshan-Heihe Suture Zone, NE China: Implications for Petrogenesis, Tectonic Setting and Mineralization. Preprints 2018, 2018110192 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0192.v1).

Abstract

In order to study the petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Permian A-type granites and their relationships with hydrothermal mineralization along the Hegenshan-Heihe suture zone (HHSZ) in northeastern China, we select the newly discovered Hongyan Cu-polymetallic deposit in the northeastern part of the HHSZ that develops three stages of mineralization associated with the Shanshenfu alkali-feldspar granite (SAFG). The zircon U-Pb dating and whole rock geochemistry suggest that the SAFG is a typical A-type granite formed in the Early Permian. The zircon Hf isotopes and trace elements suggest that the SAFG has high Ti-in-zircon temperature (721–990℃), high magmatic oxygen fugacity and largely positive εHf(t) (+6.0 to +9.9). Therefore, we propose that the SAFG was derived from the crustal assimilation and fractional crystallization of the charnockitized juvenile crust. The high oxygen fugacity favors the chalcophile elements (e.g., Cu, Au, Ag) of the source region enriched in the fluid phases after magmatic fractional crystallization, consequently facilitating subsequent hydrothermal mineralization, which is also consistent with the characteristics of ore-forming fluids that changed from the initial high temperature, high salinity, high fO2 and CO2-rich magmatic-hydrothermal fluids of stage I to CO2-poor, dilute, and cooling meteoric fluids of stage III. Combined with regional geological background, the Permian A2-type granites along the HHSZ can be formed in post-collisional slab break-off process. In subsequent exploration for hydrothermal deposits along the HHSZ, the Permian A-type granites with arc-related juvenile crustal source and high fO2 have great potential and need more attention.

Subject Areas

Hegenshan-Heihe suture zone; Permian A-type granite; granite petrogenesis; Hongyan Cu-polymetallic deposit; ore-forming fluids; post-collisional slab break-off

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