High Ba igneous rocks from the Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia and its implication

702001-100739-537-B
Author : Azman A. Ghani, Ramesh, V., Yong, B.T., Khoo, T.T. & Shafari Muda
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 45-50
Volume Number : 45
Year : 2002
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200207

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 45, May 2002, pp. 45 – 50

 

High Ba igneous rocks from the Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia and its implication

Azman A. Ghani, Ramesh, V., Yong, B.T., Khoo, T.T. and Shafari Muda

Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur

Abstract: Trace element characteristics of gabbro-monzonite-syenite from the Benom Igneous Complex, Sungai Ruan, Raub show that they are very high in large ion lithophile (LIL) elements. The rocks contain: Ba (2,401-10,744 ppm; mean: 4,590 ppm), Rb (257-434 ppm) and Sr (578-2,340 ppm; mean: 1,000 ppm) which is higher compared to the rocks from other areas. The strong enrichment of these elements (Ba and Sr) is probably related to transfer of enriched (hydrous?) fluids from the mantle into the lower crust and possibly initiated melting to form the rocks besides the possibility of being linked to mantle plumes.

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm45200207


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