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Eclogite from the Qianliyan Island in the Yellow Sea; a missing link between the mainland of China and the Korean Peninsula

Li Xuping, Yan Jiyuan, Hans-Peter Schertl, Kong Fanmei and Xu Hong
Eclogite from the Qianliyan Island in the Yellow Sea; a missing link between the mainland of China and the Korean Peninsula
European Journal of Mineralogy (December 2014) 26 (6): 727-741

Abstract

At Qianliyan Island, about 80 km East of Qingdao in the northern part of the South Yellow Sea of China, lenses and layers of eclogite and two-mica epidote-plagioclase gneiss occur within granitic gneiss. From the eclogite, peak metamorphic conditions of 775 degrees C, 2.6 GPa were defined using compositions of garnet mantle zones, omphacite inclusions, and homogeneous phengite cores with high Si contents. During exhumation, the eclogite underwent different stages of retrogression, i.e. at eclogite-facies (740-790 degrees C, 1.60-1.75 GPa), amphibolite-facies (640-690 degrees C, 0.8-1.0 GPa), and, finally, at greenschist-facies conditions. Relics of omphacite and garnet in pyrite of the two-mica epidote-plagioclase gneiss, although obliterated in the rock matrix, prove this rock also to have experienced high-pressure (HP) metamorphic conditions. Similar HP metamorphic rocks occur at Sulu and Dabie in the west and at the Hongseong complex of South Korea in the east, enhancing the probability of a coherent HP/(UHP) belt ranging from Qinlin in the west towards the Korean peninsula in the east.


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 26
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Eclogite from the Qianliyan Island in the Yellow Sea; a missing link between the mainland of China and the Korean Peninsula
Affiliation: Shandong University of Science and Technology, Shandong Provincial Laboratory of Depositional Mineralization & Sedimentary Minerals, Qingdao, China
Pages: 727-741
Published: 201412
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Germany
References: 84
Accession Number: 2015-007559
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch map
N36°00'00" - N36°00'00", E121°00'00" - E121°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, DEU, GermanyMinistry of Land and Resources, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, CHN, China
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201504
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