Advances in Earth Science
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PEI Xian-zhi，LIU Zhan-qing，DING Sa-ping，LI Zuo-chen，LI Gao-yang，LI Rui-bao，WANG Fei，Li Fu-jie
PEI Xian-zhi，LIU Zhan-qing，DING Sa-ping，LI Zuo-chen，LI Gao-yang，LI Rui-bao，et al. Zircon LA-ICP-MS U-Pb Dating of the Gabbro from the BaihuaIgneous [J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2007, 22(8): 818-827.
Using cathodoluminescence（CL）imaging and LA-ICP-MS in site U-Pb isotope dating technigue，this paper presents zircon U-Pb dating for the gabbro from the Baihua igneous complex in Tianshui area，eastern Gansu pvovince and reveals interesting tectonic implication. Baihua igneous complex consists mainly of pyroxenite-gabbro（diorite）-diorite-quartz diorite. They form a complete comagmatic evolutionary series. The tectonics environment discrimination of trace element geochemistry reveals the igneous complexs formed in an island-arc setting. The LA-ICP-MS single-zircons U-Pb age of the gabbro from Baihua igneous complex is （449.7±3.1）Ma（MSWD=1.9），which shows that the forming time of the island-arc type magmatite in northern zone of West Qinling is Late Ordovician，also reveals that the timing of subduction of paleoocean basin represented by the Guanzizhen ophiolite and resulting island-arc-type magmatic activities is probably Middle-Late Ordovician.