Abstract：In recent years, more and more researchers accept the opinion that igneous rocks are composed of crystal populations. In this article, taking the granodiorite in the Jiaqi-style porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Eastern Kunlun orogen, as an example, we attempt to clarify the content of the term "crystal population", and indroduce the methodology and implications for studying crystal populations. The petrography and CL images indicate that plagioclase grains in the granodiorite can be subdivided into five types. Chemical variation across the plagioclase crystal grains by EMPA further suggests that these five types of crystals have crystallized in different conditions and processes so that they are of different crystal populations. According to principles of the equilibrium thermodynamics, the five crystal populations are likely to be derived from five different magma subsystems, which suggests that the parental magmas are the product of magma mixing of a multiple chamber system. The mixing magmas must have experienced a quickly solidification process. The new insights are important for revealing origin of the porphyry deposits.
罗照华, 郭晶, 黑慧欣, 王秉璋, 王涛. 东昆仑造山带家琪式斑岩型Cu-Mo矿床中花岗闪长岩的斜长石晶体群及其成矿意义[J]. 矿物岩石地球化学通报, 2018, 37(2): 214-228.
LUO Zhao-hua, GUO Jing, HEI Hui-xin, WANG Bing-zhang, WANG Tao. Plagioclase Crystal Populations of the Granodiorite in the Jiaqi-style Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposit, Eastern Kunlun Orogen, Qinghai, and their Metallogenic Implications. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2018, 37(2): 214-228.
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