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Boron prospecting based on boron cycling in subduction zone
Lin ChiouTing1,2; Chen Chen3,4; Liu HaiYang1,2
Corresponding AuthorLin ChiouTing(
AbstractBoron is an important element widely used in chemical engineering, agriculture, material sciences, and nuclear industries. The nuclear fusion reactions of hydrogen ( H) with the boron isotope B-11 can be potential as an ideal clean energy in the future. There are amounts of boron strongly enriched in subducted sediments, altered oceanic crust and serpentinized lithospheric mantle. Boron is an incompatible lithophile and soluble element. Boron can be readily transported during subduction dehydration, resulting in the serpentinization of forearc mantle wedge with such born-rich fluids. The mantle wedge is extensively serpentinized by fluids derived from forearc dehydration of the subducting slab, with boron captured in the serpentinized mantle wedge. Most of borate deposit seemingly primarily occur along the collision suture zone, especially along that continent-continent collision develops after ocean-continent subduction. Therefore, the primary known economic borate deposits mainly occur in the high altitude intermontane basins developed at the convergent plate margins. Anatolia Plateau in Turkey hosts the largest borate reserves around the world which may be associated with the massive forearc serpentinite or serpentinized melange recycled to magma source during subduction erosion. The erupted volcanic magmas transport boron-rich volcanic rocks, ashes and hydrothermal fluids to the surface, from which boron is leached into closed basins, the typical byproducts of orogeny. Combined with extensive evaporation and, dry and cold climate, borate deposits eventually develop in orogen. The boron reserves of China are only 3% of the global ones, mainly from the Liaodong Peninsula, Qaidam Basin of Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, and Hunan Province. There may be more potential boron resources for China. We thus call on more efforts on the research and exploration of borate deposits and purchase of abroad boron resources as strategic reserves.
KeywordBoron Borate deposits Serpentinite Mantle wedge Volcanic arc
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WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeology
WOS IDWOS:000533247400002
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Corresponding AuthorLin ChiouTing
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Deep Sea Res, Inst Oceanol, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
2.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Marine Mineral Resources, Qingdao 266237, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou Inst Geochem, CAS Key Lab Mineral & Metallogeny, Guangzhou 510640, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Lin ChiouTing,Chen Chen,Liu HaiYang. Boron prospecting based on boron cycling in subduction zone[J]. ACTA PETROLOGICA SINICA,2020,36(1):5-12.
APA Lin ChiouTing,Chen Chen,&Liu HaiYang.(2020).Boron prospecting based on boron cycling in subduction zone.ACTA PETROLOGICA SINICA,36(1),5-12.
MLA Lin ChiouTing,et al."Boron prospecting based on boron cycling in subduction zone".ACTA PETROLOGICA SINICA 36.1(2020):5-12.
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