Content And Behavior Of Fluorine In Japanese Quaternary Volcanic Rocks And Petrogenetic Application

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Journal Article: Content And Behavior Of Fluorine In Japanese Quaternary Volcanic Rocks And Petrogenetic Application

Abstract
Fluorine contents in about 160 representative Quaternary volcanic rocks and 15 hornblende and biotite phenocrysts in a calc-alkali series in Japan have been determined by a selective ion-electrode method. Tholeiites have the lowest contents and the narrowest range (58-145 ppm), while alkali basalts have the highest contentws and the widest range (301-666 ppm), high-alumina basalts have intermediate values (188-292 ppm). F contents in basalts clearly increase from east to west across the Japanese Islands, as do alkalies, P2O5 REE, U, Th and H2O. The volcanic rocks studied are divided into two groups on the basis of F: (1) witt, increasing % SiO2 or advancing fractionation, F contents show either progressive enrichment; or (2) with increasing fractionation, F contents show rather constant values. The former is produced by fractionation of anhydrous phases from basalt to mafic andesite magmas; the tholeiite series of Nasu volcanic zone (outer zone), northeastern, Japan is a typical example. The latter group is derived through separation of amphibole-bearing phases from basaltic magmas at various depths from upper mantle (about 30 km) to upper crust; the alkali series in southwestern Japan and the calc-alkali series of Chokai volcanic zone (inner zone), northeastern Japan, are examples.

Authors 
Ken-Ichi Ishikawa, Satoshi Kanisawa and Ken-Ichiro Aoki








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1980





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Citation

Ken-Ichi Ishikawa,Satoshi Kanisawa,Ken-Ichiro Aoki. 1980. Content And Behavior Of Fluorine In Japanese Quaternary Volcanic Rocks And Petrogenetic Application. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .