Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 School of Geology, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan


Anomaly 21A, as a part of Bafq iron-apatite ore metallogenic district, is located in Central Iran, and encompasses wide spectrume of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The igneous rocks that show narrow geochemical variations and dominantly plot in the monzonite to monzodiorite fields, are plotted in the calc-alkaline and high-K calc-alkaline affinities. Geochemical data are characterized by enrichment LILE and LREE as compare to HFSE and HREE, respectively, and depletions in Nb-Ta-Ti imply the mantle-derived melts modified by subduction components. The isotopic signatures of Anomaly 21A samples, e.g., (87Sr/86Sr)i, εNd(t)=, imply the dominant mantle signature. Their initial Pb isotopic composition of study rocks are 18.87 to 20.32 for (206Pb/204Pb), 15.72 to 15.84 for (207Pb/204Pb), and 40.74 to 42.32 for (208Pb/204Pb). The isotopic modellings show less than 4% incorporation of melt-derived subducted sediment into the mantle wedge or variable degrees of contamination by upper continental crust. We suggest partial melting of a sub-arc mantle melt that has been metasomatized by slab-derived sediments and interacted with continental crust en-route the shallower surface as the premise of the geodynamic of Central Iran. 


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