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High-Mg Kroenke-type basalts containing 9–11 wt% MgO from the Ontong Java Plateau (OJP) include spinels. These spinels have nearly identical Cr/(Cr + Al) ratios (0.45–0.54), and are generally hosted by olivine phenocrysts with relatively primitive compositions, with Fo contents [100 × Mg/(Mg + Fe2+) in atomic ratios] as high as 88. This implies that the primary OJP magmas were in equilibrium with refractory peridotites (i.e., harzburgites) and were homogenized by large-scale melting and magmatic evolutionary processes. Oxygen geobarometry indicates that the OJP primary magmas record uniform oxygen fugacity (fO2) conditions and are slightly more...

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