Articles | Volume 32, issue 3
Research article
08 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2020

Rhönite in Cenozoic alkali basalt from Changle, Shandong Province, China, and its significance

Fan-Mei Kong, Hans-Peter Schertl, Ling-Quan Zhao, Xu-Ping Li, and Xiao-Han Liu

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Short summary
Rhönite in the Cenozoic alkali basalts of the Changle area occurs as a reaction product; the host basalts are generated in an extensional setting of intracontinent and are tectonically located above the old subduction zone. Rare-earth-element patterns of rhönite resemble those of kaersutitic amphibole and kaersutite. Compositions of Changle rhönites covering the two types of metasomatic mantle amphiboles further suggest that rhönite could be seen as the role of petrogenetic indicator mineral.