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dc.contributor.authorChen, Chen
Lee, Cin-Ty A.
Tang, Ming
Biddle, Kevin
Sun, Weidong
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-17T15:11:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-17T15:11:45Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Chen, Chen, Lee, Cin-Ty A., Tang, Ming, et al.. "Lithium systematics in global arc magmas and the importance of crustal thickening for lithium enrichment." Nature Communications, 11, (2020) Springer Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19106-z.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/109565
dc.description.abstract Much of the world’s Li deposits occurs as basinal brines in magmatic orogens, particularly in continental volcanic arcs. However, the exact origin of Li enrichment in arc magmatic systems is not clear. Here, we show that, globally, primitive arc magmas have Li contents and Li/Y ratios similar to mid-ocean ridge basalts, indicating that the subducting slab has limited contribution to Li enrichment in arc magmas. Instead, we find that Li enrichment is enhanced by lower degrees of sub-arc mantle melting and higher extents of intracrustal differentiation. These enrichment effects are favored in arcs with thick crust, which explains why magmatism and differentiation in continental arcs, like the Andes, reach greater Li contents than their island arc counterparts. Weathering of these enriched source rocks mobilizes and transports such Li into the hydrologic system, ultimately developing Li brines with the combination of arid climate and the presence of landlocked extensional basins in thickened orogenic settings.
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dc.publisher Springer Nature
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dc.title Lithium systematics in global arc magmas and the importance of crustal thickening for lithium enrichment
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Nature Communications
dc.citation.volumeNumber 11
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19106-z
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