ZR-RUTILE THERMOMETRY OF MÉLANGE ROCKS FROM SYROS, GREECE
Zirconium concentrations in rutile were determined by LA-ICP-QQQ-MS using an NWR193UC excimer laser ablation system coupled with an Agilent 8900 mass spectrometer at the University of Maine MAGIC Laboratory. Concentrations were determined relative to the R10 rutile reference material. Zirconium concentrations in rutile in all four samples range from 41 to 87 𝝁g/g. In unaltered rocks, textural observations suggest rutile represents part of the peak metamorphic assemblage; therefore, Zr-in-rutile temperatures were calculated at the peak pressure of 2 GPa reported for Syros. Zr-in-rutile temperatures for each sample, expressed as averages ± 2 s.d. for multiple grains in each rock, are 580 °C ± 14 (metagabbro), 570 °C ± 11 (garnet-omphacite-chlorite fels), 560 °C ± 13 (metasediment), and 540 °C ± 6 (metabasalt). Our results suggest that unaltered high-grade blocks of differing lithology record similar peak temperature conditions. In the metasomatic fels, relict pre-metasomatic rutile is replaced by ilmenite and likely records earlier T conditions; however, neocrystallization of omphacite + garnet with ilmenite suggests blocks were incorporated into the mélange in the eclogite facies.