Geochemistry of arc volcanic rocks in Central Luzon, Philippines


Author : G.P. Yumul Jr., C.B. Dimalanta, J.V. De Jesus, D.V. Faustino, E.J. Marques, J.L. Barretto, K.L. Queano & F.A. JimenezPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 43Page : 77-84Year : 1999


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 43, Dec. 1999, pp. 77 - 84

 

Geochemistry of arc volcanic rocks in Central Luzon, Philippines

G.P. YUMUL JR.1, C.B. DIMALANTA1,2J.V. DE JESUS1, D.V. FAUSTINO1E.J. MARQUES1, J.L. BARRETTO1, K.L. QUEAÑO1 AND F.A. JIMENEZ1

1Rushurgent Working Group, National Institute of Geological Sciences, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

2Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

 

Abstract: The different volcanoes and volcanic centers in Central Luzon, Philippines define two volcanic chains - the Western and Eastern Volcanic Chains. The Western Volcanic Chains include volcanic rocks generated in the forearc and main volcanic arc regions with respect to the Manila Trench. The Eastern Volcanic Chains, on the other hand, were extruded on the back arc side. Across- and along-arc variations are present in these two volcanic chains. These variations can be attributed to the interplay of several geochemical processes that occurred in source regions that manifest island arc affinity. An adakite-tholeiitic/calc-alkaline-adakitic rock across-arc variation is recognized in Central Luzon. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm43199908