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Ultrapotassic plutonic rocks of the Chotělice Intrusive Complex in the basement of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Eastern Bohemia


František Holub

Geoscience Research Reports 45, 2012 (GRR for 2011), pages 167–172
Map sheets: Hořice (13-21)

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Ultrapotassic melasyenites (similar to shonkinites), monzonites to monzogabbros and cumulitic phlogopite clinopyroxenites of the Chotělice Intrusive Complex in E Bohemia are rocks petrographically and geochemically different from abundant ultrapotassic plutonites (namely durbachites) of the Moldanubian Zone. Chotělice melasyenites are weakly nepheline-normative, more oxidized, higher in CaO and Sr and lacking any Eu-anomaly in contrast with nature of hypersthene-normative, CaO and Sr poor durbachitic rocks typically displaying a negative Eu-anomaly. These compositional differences are interpreted in terms of distinct compositional characteristics and tectonic histories of lithospheric mantle sources of Variscan ultrapotassic magmas beneath at least a part ofthe Bohemicum and the Moldanubian Zone ofthe Bohemian Massif.