Geochemical features of the devonian plutonic rocks of the Reftinsky massif (Middle Urals)
Izvestiâ Uralʹskogo Gosudarstvennogo Gornogo Universiteta
This article examines the Devonian plutonic rocks of two massifs – Khomutinsky and Yuzhno-Khomutinsky, which are located in the western part of the Reftinsky massif. The rocks of the Khomutinsky and Yuzhno-Khomutinsky massifs are divided into gabbroid and granitoid associations. Their chemical composition, the content of pertrogenic, rare and trace elements were studied. Based on the data obtained, the rocks were assigned to the calc-alkaline series, according to the ratio of sodium and
... m, they are rocks with a sodium type of alkalinity. The peculiarity of the studied formations lies in the differences in the nature of alkalinity, thus the rocks of the gabbroid association in terms of the K2 O content are transitional from low to moderate potassium varieties, and the rocks of the granitoid association are characterized by a sufficiently high potassium content and correspond to the high potassium calc-alkaline series. Comparative analysis with basalts and granites of island arcs allows us to conclude that the Khomutinsky and YuzhnoKhomutinsky massifs were formed in an island arc geodynamic setting. Relevance. The geochemical features of the rocks of the Devonian intrusions in the Eastern zone of the Middle Urals have been studied very poorly to date, which makes it difficult to restore the geodynamic conditions of their formation and compare the processes of magmatism in the East of the Middle Urals with other regions of the mobile belt. The data presented in the work will make it possible to fill the existing gap to some extent and thereby help to clarify the patterns of magmatism evolution and the history of the formation of the Urals. The purpose of the work. Study of the contents of petrogenic, rare and trace elements of the Khomutinsky and Yuzhno-Khomutinsky massifs. Comparison of the geochemical features of the rocks of these intrusions with similar formations formed in island-arc geodynamic conditions. Research methodology. The chemical composition of rocks was studied by the X-ray fluorescence method, which was performed on a multichannel spectrometer SRM-35 with the determination of losses on ignition by the gravimetric method and the determination of the content of ferrous iron by the titrimetric method. Analysis of the content of rare and trace elements in rocks was carried out on inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers ELAN 9000 and NexION 300S. Analytical data are presented in the form of discrimination diagrams. Results. The rocks of the Khomutinsky and Yuzhno-Khomutinsky massifs are divided into gabbroid and granitoid associations. Based on the obtained geochemical data, the rocks were assigned to the calc-alkaline series. According to the ratio of sodium and potassium, they are rocks with a sodium type of alkalinity. It is shown that the rocks of the gabbroid and granitoid associations differ in the character of alkalinity. The former in terms of K2O content are transitional from low to moderate potassium varieties, the latter are characterized by a fairly high content of potassium and correspond to the high potassium calc-alkaline series. Conclusion. Comparison of the studied rocks in terms of geochemical features with basalts and granites of island arcs allows us to conclude that the Khomutinsky and Yuzhno-Khomutinsky massifs were formed in an island-arc geodynamic setting.