Yuguchi, Takashi*; Ogita, Yasuhiro; Kato, Takenori*; Yokota, Rintaro*; Sasao, Eiji; Nishiyama, Tadao*
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 192, p.104289_1 - 104289_16, 2020/05
Quartz from a granitic pluton is found to have formed through sequential growth events under different mechanisms and crystallization temperatures, which can provide new insights into magmatic processes of granitic magmas that were eventually consolidified into plutons. The events were identified using (1) the description of crystal shape and occurrence, (2) the study of the internal structure with cathodoluminescence (CL), and (3) derivation of the crystallization temperatures based on TitaniQ thermometry. The magmatic quartz crystals from the Toki granite, central Japan, are characterized as having the following internal structures: oscillatory zonation, no-oscillatory zonation with luminescence graduation (gradational zonation), and heterogeneous CL. The quartz crystals with oscillatory zonation were formed in the temperature range of about 800 C to below 700 C, which is referred to as oscillatory zoning temperature (OZT) conditions. The CL zonation pattern was controlled by the temperature conditions and titanium diffusivity in the melt (magma). The crystallization process of quartz within the Toki granite reveals the cooling processes of the granitic pluton; the lithofacies with a high frequency of oscillatory-zoned quartz underwent slower cooling under the OZT conditions than those in other lithofacies.
Sueoka, Shigeru; Ikuho, Zuitetsu*; Hasebe, Noriko*; Murakami, Masaki*; Yamada, Ryuji*; Tamura, Akihiro*; Arai, Shoji*; Tagami, Takahiro*
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences; X (Internet), 2, p.100011_1 - 100011_11, 2019/11
no abstracts in English
Hatano, Nozomi*; Yoshida, Koki*; Adachi, Yoshiko*; Sasao, Eiji
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 184, p.103971_1 - 103971_13, 2019/10
Whole rock major and REE geochemistry and mineral compositions of the Pliocene sediments in southwest Japan reveal the effects of source rock compositions and grain sizes, as well as the relationship between sedimentary environments and the degree of chemical weathering in the Pliocene warm period. A wide variation in the degree of chemical weathering, source rock compositions and grain sizes were observed with vertical and spatial changes in the sedimentary environment. Regardless of the wide variety of source rock compositions and grain sizes, REE and kaolinite-rich clay mineral concentrations in sediments, of which CIA values are generally above 90, are indicative of the intense weathering conditions that prevailed in the Pliocene period (3-4 Ma) in southwest Japan.
Fukuda, Shoma*; Sueoka, Shigeru; Hasebe, Noriko*; Tamura, Akihiro*; Arai, Shoji*; Tagami, Takahiro*
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences; X (Internet), 1, p.100005_1 - 100005_9, 2019/06
no abstracts in English
Yuguchi, Takashi*; Sueoka, Shigeru; Iwano, Hideki*; Izumino, Yuya*; Ishibashi, Masayuki; Danhara, Toru*; Sasao, Eiji; Hirata, Takafumi*; Nishiyama, Tadao*
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 169, p.47 - 66, 2019/01
This study presents position-by-position t-T paths within a granitic pluton based on thermochronological data, and describes their constraints and their relationship with fracture frequency, as an example from the Toki granite, central Japan. The cooling paths have position-specific characteristics; a single t-T path does not represent the cooling behavior of the entire pluton. Such position-specific t-T paths enable us to evaluate three-dimensional thermal evolution within the granitic pluton, and thus can clarify the detailed formation history of the entire pluton after the incipient intrusion of the granitic magma into the shallow crust. This study reveals the relationship between position-specific t-T paths and fracture frequency, and thus provides a criterion for evaluating the fracture population in terms of thermal stress.
Umeda, Koji; Kusano, Tomohiro; Ninomiya, Atsushi*; Asamori, Koichi; Nakajima, Junichi*
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 73, p.95 - 102, 2013/09
A linear zone with high strain rates along the Japan Sea coast, the Niigata-Kobe Tectonic Zone (NKTZ), is considered to be associated with rheological heterogeneities in the lower crust and/or upper mantle. Helium isotope variations along the NKTZ reveal a close association with the geophysical evidence for rheological heterogeneities in the crust and mantle. In the northern NKTZ where two large inland earthquakes occurred recently, there appear to be many samples with He/He ratios significantly higher than those observed in the fore-arc side of northeast Japan. A plausible source of mantle helium could be attributed to upward mobilization of aqueous fluids generated by dehydration of the subducting Pacific Plate slab.
Yamada, Kunimi; Hanamuro, Takahiro; Tagami, Takahiro*; Shimada, Koji; Takagi, Hideo*; Yamada, Ryuji*; Umeda, Koji
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 45(2), p.17 - 23, 2012/02
no abstracts in English