The discovery that several solid Earth reservoirs have a superchondritic 142Nd/144Nd ratio led to the hypothesis that either the bulk silicate Earth is not chondritic or that a subchondritic reservoir lies hidden somewhere within the Earth’s interior. One important reservoir, i.e., mid‐ocean ridge peridotites representing the main component of the upper oceanic mantle and the source of mid‐ocean ridge basalt, has never been tested for 142Nd/144Nd. We determined the 142Nd/144Nd ratio in clinopyroxene separated from two peridotites and a pyroxenite from the SW Indian Ridge and one peridotite from the northern Mid‐Atlantic Ridge. All samples analyzed have superchondritic 142Nd/144Nd ratios in line with mantle‐derived material measured to date, except for some ancient cratonic rocks.

Nonchondritic 142Nd in suboceanic mantle peridotites / Cipriani, Anna; Enrico, Bonatti; Richard W., Carlson. - In: GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1525-2027. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:(2011), pp. 1-8. [10.1029/2010GC003415]

Nonchondritic 142Nd in suboceanic mantle peridotites

CIPRIANI, Anna;
2011

Abstract

The discovery that several solid Earth reservoirs have a superchondritic 142Nd/144Nd ratio led to the hypothesis that either the bulk silicate Earth is not chondritic or that a subchondritic reservoir lies hidden somewhere within the Earth’s interior. One important reservoir, i.e., mid‐ocean ridge peridotites representing the main component of the upper oceanic mantle and the source of mid‐ocean ridge basalt, has never been tested for 142Nd/144Nd. We determined the 142Nd/144Nd ratio in clinopyroxene separated from two peridotites and a pyroxenite from the SW Indian Ridge and one peridotite from the northern Mid‐Atlantic Ridge. All samples analyzed have superchondritic 142Nd/144Nd ratios in line with mantle‐derived material measured to date, except for some ancient cratonic rocks.
2011
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Nonchondritic 142Nd in suboceanic mantle peridotites / Cipriani, Anna; Enrico, Bonatti; Richard W., Carlson. - In: GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS. - ISSN 1525-2027. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:(2011), pp. 1-8. [10.1029/2010GC003415]
Cipriani, Anna; Enrico, Bonatti; Richard W., Carlson
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