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2009

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Eoarchaean Crustal Growth In West Greenland (Itsaq Gneiss Complex) And In Northeastern China (Anshan Area): Review And Synthesis, Allen P. Nutman, Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R L Friend, Frances Jenner, Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu Jan 2009

Eoarchaean Crustal Growth In West Greenland (Itsaq Gneiss Complex) And In Northeastern China (Anshan Area): Review And Synthesis, Allen P. Nutman, Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R L Friend, Frances Jenner, Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu

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Eoarchaean crust in West Greenland (the Itsaq Gneiss Complex, 3870-3600 Ma) is >80% by volume orthogneisses derived from plutonic tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite (TTG) suites,3850, c. 3810 and c. 3710 Mahave some compositional similarities to modern island arc basalts (IAB), suggesting their origin by hydrous fluxing of a suprasubduction-zone upper mantle wedge. Most of the Eoarchaean tonalites match in composition high-silica, low-magnesian adakites, whose petrogenesis is dominated by partial melting of garnetiferous mafic rocks at high pressure. However, associated with the tonalites are volumetrically minor more magnesian quartz diorites, whose genesis probably involved melting of depleted mantle to which some slab-derived component ...