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Fig. 47 | Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Fig. 47

From: The Atlantis Bank Gabbro Massif, Southwest Indian Ridge

Fig. 47

a Plot of Mg# in augite vs plagioclase anorthite content for the northern seafloor gabbros: red arrow shows the inferred trend between the most calcic and least magnesian and the least calcic and most magnesian plagioclase and augite in oikocrysts in olivine gabbro of JR31-12-6. Solid black line is the line of descent (SLD) for fractional crystallization calculated for a parental melt. The dashed lines, extending from the SLD towards the coexisting melt composition, are labeled with the percent crystallization. Gray-shaded field shows the composition range for the upper 500 m of Hole 735B. b Sample JR31-12-6 showing three euhedral to anhedral, augite oikocrysts (lower left), and plagioclase chadocrysts in pegmatoidal olivine gabbro with ~ 8–10% intergranular olivine

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