We report herein on new zircon U–Pb ages, the major and trace elements of whole-rock, and the Sr–Nd–Hf isotope composition for adakitic intrusives collected from the West Ujimqin district in the Southeast region of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). These data provide important constraints on the petrogenetic evolution and geodynamic setting of late Permian magmatism in the Southeast CAOB. The U–Pb dating of zircon shows that the ages of Seerbeng pluton and Nuhetingshala pluton in West Ujimqin are 255.3 ± 0.71 and 254.4 ± 1.2 Ma, respectively, which signifies that these are products of magmatic activity in the late Permian. The adakitic intrusives are characterized by high levels of Sr (Sr ≥ 741 ppm), low Y, low Yb, high Sr:Y ratios, and strongly fractionated rare earth elements (10.3 < LaN/YbN < 22.5), which is similar to the features of the adakite. The magmatic zircons exhibit positive Hf values (+8.1 to +13.3), and young two-stage model ages vary from 430 to 760 Ma. The high εNd(t) and low (87Sr:86Sr)i indicate that the adakitic granite derived from the partial melting of subducted oceanic slab. The high level of Mg# [100 × Mg/(Mg + Fe) in atomic number] and abundant Cr–Ni indicate that magmatic melts interacted with olivine rocks in the mantle. Considering these results and the regional rock assemblies, we conclude that the Paleo-Asian Ocean had not yet completely closed in the late Permian, and northward subduction continued, with the subducted slab possibly breaking off.

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