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Floyd, Peter A (1986): Geochemistry and provenance of basaltic clasts within volcaniclastic debris flows at DSDP Site 89-585. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Floyd, PA (1986): Geochemistry and provenance of basaltic clasts within volcaniclastic debris flows, East Mariana Basin, Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 585. In: Moberly, R; Schlanger, SO; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 89, 449-458,

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Pebble-sized basaltic and glassy clasts were extracted from seamount-derived volcaniclastic debris flows and analyzed for various trace elements, including the rare earths, to determine their genetic relationships and provenance. All the clasts were originally derived from relatively shallow submarine lava flows prior to sedimentary reworking, and have undergone minor low-grade alteration. They are classified into three petrographic groups (A, B, and C) characterized by different phenocryst assemblages and variable abundances and ratios of incompatible elements. Group A (clast from Hole 585) is a hyaloclastite fragment which is olivine-normative and distinct from the other clasts, with incompatibleelement ratios characteristic of transitional or alkali basalts. Groups B and C (clasts from Hole 585A) are quartz-normative, variably plagioclase-clinopyroxene-olivine phyric tholeiites, all with essentially similar ratios of highly incompatible elements and patterns of enrichment in light rare earth elements (chrondrite-normalized). Variation within Groups B and C was governed by low-pressure fractionation of the observed phenocryst phases, whereas the most primitive compositions of each group may be related by variable partial melting of a common source. The clasts have intraplate chemical characteristics, although relative to oceanic hot-spot-related volcanics (e.g., Hawaiian tholeiites) they are marginally depleted in most incompatible elements. The source region was enriched in all incompatible elements, compared with a depleted mid-ocean-ridge basalt source.
Latitude: 13.483300 * Longitude: 156.815200
Date/Time Start: 1982-10-18T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1982-10-18T00:00:00
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  1. Floyd, PA (1986): (Table 1) Lithology at DSDP Site 89-585.
  2. Floyd, PA (1986): (Table 2) Geochemistry for clasts extracted from DSDP Site 89-585 debris flows.
  3. Floyd, PA (1986): (Table 3) Normative composition of basaltic clasts at DSDP Site 89-585.