The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Okayama University
Phlogopite and hornblende were found in amall amounts in the contact-metamorphosed dunite-harzburgite complex at Yanomine. Phlogopite occurs in interstices of silicate minerals in dunite and harzburgite located near the contact with granite. Some phlogopite grains also occur as inclusions in chromian spinel of chromitite bands. Hornblende is present associated with such metamorphic minerals as talc, olivine and orthopyroxene. Interstitial phlogopite is characterized by lower TiO2 and higher K/(K+Na) atomic ratio compared to that included in chromian spined. Hornblende in dunite chages its composition from edenite associated with olivine-talc through edenitic hornblende to Si-poorer magnesio-hastingsitic hornblende and magnesio-hastingsite with olivine or olivine-orhtopyroxene.
The interstitial phlogopite is suggested to have been formed intimately connected with fluids generated in ralation to the intrusion of granite. On the other hand, included phlogopite is considered to have crystallized from the incompatible elements-enriched hydrous melt resulted from mantle-melt interaction. Hornblende should be a metamorphic mineral formed under high temperature conditions.