Geochemical and radiogenic isotopic signatures of granitic rocks in Chanthaburi and Chachoengsao provinces, southeastern Thailand: Implications for origin and evolution

Etsuo Uchida*, Shinya Nagano, Sota Niki, Kou Yonezu, Yu Saitoh, Ki Cheol Shin, Takafumi Hirata

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Abstract

The Chanthaburi, Pliew, Klathing, Khao Cha Mao, and Khao Hin Son granitic bodies in Chanthaburi and Chachoengsao provinces in southeastern Thailand, which are located on the southwestern side of the Mae Ping Fault and eastern side of the Klaeng Fault, were investigated. In this study, magnetic susceptibility measurements, whole-rock chemical composition and Nd-Sr isotope analyses, and zircon U-Pb dating were conducted on these granitic bodies. The surveyed granitic rocks are classified as I- to A-type granites, are of the ilmenite series, and show clearly negative Eu anomalies, which suggest they formed under reducing conditions. Nd-Sr isotope ratios indicate continental crust material involvement in the formation of these granite bodies. The magnetic and geochemical signatures are similar to those of granite bodies in southwestern Cambodia. The study area is thus considered an extensional area of southwestern Cambodia, corresponding to the Sukhothai Zone (the Chanthaburi-Kampong Chhnang Zone). Zircon U-Pb dating yields ages of 208–214 Ma (the Late Triassic) for granite bodies except for the Khao Cha Mao granitic body, which dates to 55 Ma. The former age corresponds to the collision time of the Sibumasu and Indochina terranes, and the latter age is likely related to the collision time of the Indian and Eurasian continents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100111
JournalJournal of Asian Earth Sciences: X
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Geochemical signature
  • Granite
  • Southeastern Thailand
  • Sr-Nd isotope ratios
  • Tectonic setting
  • Zircon U-Pb dating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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