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Mineralogy and petrology of mantle xenoliths from Ubatuba (SP) and Coromandel (MG) regions

Grant number: 06/01925-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2007
Effective date (End): March 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal researcher:Valdecir de Assis Janasi
Grantee:Vidya Vieira de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The objective of this project is to characterize the texture and mineralogy of mantle xenoliths form SE Brazil, with special emphasis on the geochemistry of major and trace-elements of the main minerals (olivine, clino- and orthopyroxene, phlogopite and chrome-spinel) through detailed petrographic studies and analyses by WDS-Electron Microprobe and Laser-Ablation ICPMS. The samples selected for study come from Ubatuba, SP (the only known occurrence of mantle fragments in the State of São Paulo) and Coromandel, MG (collected in a kimberlite from the Alto Paranaíba Magmatic Province, a well-known site of mantle xenoliths which are nevertheless still poorly studied) will be studied; the latter are. It is expected that the results will contribute to the knowledge of the composition and evolution of the upper mantle, with direct implications to the processes of magma generation in this wide segment of the Brazilian Platform.

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Scientific publications
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ALMEIDA, VIDYA V.; JANASI, VALDECIR DE A.; SVISERO, DARCY P.; NANNINI, FELIX. Mathiasite-loveringite and priderite in mantle xenoliths from the Alto Paranaiba Igneous Province, Brazil: genesis and constraints on mantle metasomatism. CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, v. 6, n. 4, p. 614-632, . (06/01925-4, 07/00635-5)
Academic Publications
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ALMEIDA, Vidya Vieira de. Mineralogy and petrology of mantle xenoliths from Ubatuba (SP) and Monte Carmelo (MG): melting and metasomatism evidences in the upper mantle from southeast Brazil. 2009. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Geociências (IG/BT) São Paulo.

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