Oxidation state of Fe in olivine in a lherzolite xenolith from Oku district, Oki-Dogo Island, Shimane Prefecture, Japan

Terumi Ejima, Masahide Akasaka, Hiroaki Ohfuji

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Abstract

The oxidation state and distribution of Fe in olivine in a lherzolite xenolith from the Oku district, Oki-Dogo Islands, Japan, were investigated. A lherzolite xenolith collected from a volcanic neck of alkali olivine basalt contains olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, and a small amount of spinel. Anhedral anorthite grains less than 0.01 mm across occur as inclusions in clinopyroxene. The olivine grains are nearly homogeneous in composition, with Fo contents of 80.7-81.9 mol%. Pure olivine grains for X-ray diffraction and 57Fe Mössbauer analyses were separated from the fresh core of the lherzolite xenolith under a binocular microscope. The Mössbauer spectrum of the separated olivines consists of two doublets assigned to Fe2+ at the M1 and M2 sites and a doublet attributed to Fe3+ at the M2 site. The populations of Fe3+ in the olivine derived from the Mössbauer method and FeLβ/FeLα-intensity ratios are 0.02 and 0.03 atoms per formula unite (apfu), respectively. The site occupancies of Fe in the M1 and M2 sites refined using X-ray Rietveld method are 0.151 and 0.206 apfu, respectively. The chemical formula of the olivine based on the refined Fe populations at the octahedral M1 and M2 sites and oxidation state of Fe determined using Mössbauer method is [M2(Mg2+0.79Fe2+0.19Fe3+0.02)M1({full block}0.01Mg0.85Fe2+0.14)]Σ2.00SiO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-254
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences
Volume106
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fel/fel-intensity ratios
  • Lherzolite xenolith
  • Mössbauer analysis
  • Oki-dogo island
  • Olivine
  • Oxidation state of iron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology

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