Adakitic signal linked to Gondwanan porphyry type deposits from the Andean Frontal Cordillera of Argentina

María Gabriela Torres, Nora Rubinstein, Gregory Poole, Steffen Hagemann

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Abstract

The Yalguaraz Cu - (Mo) porphyry deposit, genetically linked to the early Permian magmatism (279.9 ± 3.2 Ma), is located at the eastern margin of the Andean Frontal Cordillera of Argentina, 15 km north of the Permian San Jorge Cu porphyry deposit. The geochemistry of this Gondwanan metal-bearing magmatism reveals an arc affinity and an adakite-like signature. The petrogenetic analysis of these rocks also suggests assimilation of the continental crust in the source magmas and a change in the residual mineralogy from amphibole ± plagioclase in San Jorge magmas, to garnet in Yalguaraz magmas. This change to a higher-pressure residual mineralogy suggests increasing crustal thickness, which is consistent with regional geodynamic changes including progressive shallowing probably due to the subduction of an aseismic ridge south of 31°S in the Andes of Argentina during the lower Permian.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125634
JournalChemie der Erde
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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