U - Pb zircon age of gabbro and plagiogranite in Hiep Duc, Quang Nam and their geological significances
- Authors: Thanh Xuan Ngo 1*, Hau Vinh Bui 1, Hai Thanh Tran 1, Binh Van Phan 1, Hanh Hong Thi Nguyen 2
1 Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
2 Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral resources, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Received: 8th-Apr-2021
- Revised: 3rd-July-2021
- Accepted: 30th-July-2021
- Online: 31st-Aug-2021
- Section: Geology - Mineral
The gabbro and plagiogranite magmas of the Ngoc Hoi and Dieng Bong complexes are mainly distributed in the northern part of the Kon Tum block. They were previously considered parts of the Tam Ky - Phuoc Son ophiolite complex. In this study, 02 samples of gabbro and plagiogranite were collected from the Hiep Duc area. Petrographic characteristics showed that the rocks were highly foliated and weakly metamorphosed; the schist formed after the crystallization of the rocks. U - Pb zircon age dating from the gabbro rocks as 497.7±1.4 Ma, similar to the plagiogranite age of 498.0±1.3 Ma. The available results in the northern Kon Tum block and Laos indicate the existence of magma series formed during the Late Cambrian period that is probably extended from the northern Kon Tum block to the northeastern part of Laos. The research results on the northern Kon Tum block also confirmed two types of magma in the area: island - arc magma complex and ophiolite type magma complex.
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