Articles | Volume 32, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 187–207, 2020

Special issue: To Christian Chopin, in recognition of 30 years of dedicated...

Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 187–207, 2020

Research article 17 Feb 2020

Research article | 17 Feb 2020

Multistage origin of dunite in the Purang ophiolite, southern Tibet, documented by composition, exsolution and Li isotope characteristics of constituent minerals

Fahui Xiong et al.

Data sets

IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) R. Miyawaki, F. Hatert, M. Pasero, and S. J. Mills

Short summary
There have been many different ages found for ophiolite. We have researched these ages through fieldwork and microscopy to identify three types of dunite. These are useful ways to research the origin of ophiolitic magma. The Purang ophiolite, which crops out over an area of about 650 km2 in the western Yarlung–Zangbo suture zone, chiefly consists of mantle peridotite, pyroxenite and gabbro. It is a useful ultra-massif for showing the multistage nature of ophiolite.