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Amir Eskandari, F Masoudi, N Farahkhah,
Volume 12, Issue 2 (11-2012)

In this research, based on spatial distribution and size of crystals, the role of physical processes affecting formation of the igneous rocks such as kinetics of crystallization (nucleation and growth of crystals), dynamics of magmatic systems (e.g. mixing and convection currents) and equilibrium processes such as textural coarsening are investigated.
To this end, the spatial distribution pattern (SDP) of plagioclase, amphibole and quartz crystals were quantified in the microdiorite-quartz diorites and results were combined with petrography to discuss the factors affecting plagioclase packing arrangements and physical processes operated during formation of these rocks. The study area is located in 120 Km southeast of Birjand. The 8 thin sections of rocks were processed and geometrical features e.g. length, width and centre of 3098 crystals were measured. Then, R values (a descriptive value) were measured using nearest neighbor distance method with BigR and ArcGIS software's and the data were plotted against porosity (modal abundance of other phases in igneous rocks.) Results show that crystals have clustered SDP. The degree of plagioclases clustering is different in sections with change of crystal sizes and shapes. The origin of crystal clusters is likely to involve heterogeneous nucleation, textural coarsening and overgrowth of crystals.
Bahman Rahimzadeh, Jamshid Hasanzadeh, Fariborz Masoudi,
Volume 13, Issue 4 (2-2014)

Gabbroic stocks and dykes associated with Ophiolitic Basalts and peridotites are outcropped in the Sawlava town area. Sawlava ophiolite is part of Kurdistan Ophiolitic complex that located in sheared zone between high Zagros and northern Sanandaj-sirjan Zone. This study focused geochemistry and dating of granular and pegmatoid gabbros that due to closing to main recent fault (MRF) some part of them found milonitic fabric. Gabbros have 47.84 to 51.65 percent SiO2 and almost formed from tholeiitic magma. Labradorite plagioclase and diopside and augite clinopyroxens with Mg# of 83.90 to 88.90 respectivly are main minerals of gabbros. Based on geochemical and geotectonic diagrams, gabbros generated from slightly deplete magma which formed in back arc supra-subduction zone. U-Pb dating of zircons presents an average age of 38.3±1.3 Ma for gabbros. Late Eocene age from Sawlava gabbros and similar gabbros bodies related to ophiolites along Zagros suture, could indicate that neo-tethyan ocean closed after Eocene in the Kurdistan region.
Faribourz Masoudi, Roghieh Doroozi,
Volume 13, Issue 4 (2-2014)

In the northern hillside of Central Alborz, in south Marzanabad, there are outcrops of basic volcanic rocks which attributed to Cretaceous time .In this study, effective processes on evolution of these volcanic rocks are surveyed to add on our knowledge about Mesozoic magmatisim in Central Alborz. Based on petrographical and geochemical studies, south Marzanabad basic rocks could be classified into 2 groups of basalt and andesite basalt. Geochemical diagrams imply that the magma nature is alkaline and generated in intracontinetal extensional environment. Microscopic studies, mineral chemical composition and the observed trends in geochemical diagrams of whole rocks, all are inline with fractional crystallization as a main magmatic process. Fractionation began with crystallization of olivine and pyroxene and minor plagioclase in basalts and continued with crystallization of clinopyroxene and plagioclase in andesite basalt. In addition to petrographical, mineralogical and chemical evidences, the occurrence of fractional crystallization process is confirmed by the geochemical modeling with Melts software which also let us to reconstruct the condition of fractionation process. Based on the fractional crystallization modeling in south Marzanabad basic volcanic rocks, basalts are generated by 40 percent of fractional crystallization from primary magma. Basaltic andesites also produced after the fractionation of basalts, during 70 percent fractional crystallization from the same magma. Olivine thermobarometric studies also confirm the accuracy of data which is obtained by the Melts software.

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