Seyyed Hesamaddin Moeinzadeh; Hadiseh Rahimisadegh; Mohssen Moazzen
The study area is located northwest of Gol-e Gohar mine (Bahram Gur Protected Zone) in Sirjan, the Kerman Province, a part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone. The area is mainly dominated ...
The study area is located northwest of Gol-e Gohar mine (Bahram Gur Protected Zone) in Sirjan, the Kerman Province, a part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone. The area is mainly dominated by metamorphic rocks with their basic igneous origin and sedimentary including slate, phyllite, schist (garnet schist, amphibole schist, mica schist, kyanite schist), epidote amphibolite, amphibolite, gneiss, quartzite and marble. Among the study rocks, amphibolites with different minerals paragenesis, have been experienced the highest metamorphic grade to amphibolite facies. The basic igneous rocks ranging in composition from tholeiitic to calc-alkaline are the source rocks of the studied amphibolites and the oceanic crust is their protolith. As the discrimination geochemical diagrams display the amphibolites of the study area probably belong to back arc tectonic environments, which are very similar to mid-ocean ridges (MORB). The primary magma of the igneous rocks and the protolith of amphibolites were derived from spinel-peridotite. Furthermore, on the geochemical diagrams which were used for the purpose of this study, the positive Ba and negative Nb anomalies along with low Nb/U ratio show that the magma of the protolith has been subjected to crustal contamination during rising to the surface. All the geochemical data indicate that the magma has emplaced in a supra-subduction environment related to Neotethys Ocean.