Snyder, Glen T.; Savov, Ivan P.; Muramatsu, Yasuyuki (2006): Iodine and boron in Mariana serpentinite mud volcanoes (ODP Legs 125 and 195); implications for forearc processes and subduction recycling. Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Shinohara, Masanao (editor), Salisbury, Matthew H. (editor), Richter, Carl (editor), Araki, Eiichiro, Barr, Samantha R., D'Antonio, Massimo, Dean, Simon M., Diekmann, Bernhard, Edwards, K. Michelle, Fryer, Patricia B., Gaillot, Philippe J., Hammon, William S., III, Hart, David, Januszczak, Nicole, Komor, Stephen C., Kristensen, Mette B., Lockwood, John P., Mottl, Michael J., Moyer, Craig L., Nakahigashi, Kazuo, Savov, Ivan P., Su Xin, Wei, Kuo-Yen, Yamada, Tomoaki, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results; seafloor observatories and the Kuroshio Current; covering Leg 195 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution; Apra Harbor, Guam, to Keelung, Taiwan; Sites 1200-1202; 2 March-2 May 2001, 195, georefid:2006-066605

Iodine and boron were analyzed in pore fluids, serpentinized ultramafic clasts, and the serpentinized mud matrix of the South Chamorro Seamount mud volcano (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 195 Site 1200) to determine the distribution of these elements in deep forearc settings. Similar analyses of clasts and muds from the Conical Seamount mud volcano (Leg 125 Site 779) were also carried out. Interstitial pore fluids are enriched in boron and iodine without appreciable change in chloride concentration relative to seawater. Both the ultramafic clasts and the associated serpentinized mud present the highest documented iodine concentrations for all types of nonsedimentary rocks (6.3-101.7 mu mol/kg). Such high iodine concentrations, if commonplace in marine forearc settings, may constitute a significant, previously unknown reservoir of iodine. This serpentinized forearc mantle reservoir may potentially contribute to the total crustal iodine budget and provide a mechanism for its recycling at convergent plate margins. Both clasts and mud show concurrent enrichments in boron and iodine, and the similarity in pore fluid profiles also suggests that these two incompatible, fluid-mobile elements behave similarly at convergent plate margins.
West: 146.0000 East: 146.4145 North: 19.3045 South: 13.4700
Expedition: 125
Site: 125-779
Expedition: 195
Site: 195-1200
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