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Title: The magma plumbing system for the 1971 Teneguia eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Authors: Barker, Abigail K.
Troll, Valentin R.
Carracedo, Juan Carlos 
Nicholls, Peter A.
UNESCO Clasification: 250621 Vulcanología
Keywords: Mineral chemistry
Thermobarometry
Magma plumbing
La Palma
Canary Islands
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: 0010-7999
Journal: Contributions to mineralogy and petrology 
Abstract: The 1971 Teneguía eruption is the most recent volcanic event of the Cumbre Vieja rift zone on La Palma. The eruption produced basanite lavas that host xenoliths, which we investigate to provide insight into the processes of differentiation, assimilation and magma storage beneath La Palma. We compare our results to the older volcano magmatic systems of the island with the aim to reconstruct the temporal development of the magma plumbing system beneath La Palma. The 1971 lavas are clinopyroxene-olivine-phyric basanites that contain augite, sodic-augite and aluminium augite. Kaersutite cumulate xenoliths host olivine, clinopyroxene including sodic-diopside, and calcic-amphibole, whereas an analysed leucogabbro xenolith hosts plagioclase, sodic-augite-diopside, calcic-amphibole and hauyne. Mineral thermobarometry and mineral-melt thermobarometry indicate that clinopyroxene and plagioclase in the 1971 Teneguía lavas crystallised at 20–45 km depth, coinciding with clinopyroxene and calcic-amphibole crystallisation in the kaersutite cumulate xenoliths at 25–45 km and clinopyroxene, calcic-amphibole and plagioclase crystallisation in the leucogabbro xenolith at 30–50 km. Combined mineral chemistry and thermobarometry suggest that the magmas had already crystallised, differentiated and formed multiple crystal populations in the oceanic lithospheric mantle. Notably, the magmas that supplied the 1949 and 1971 events appear to have crystallised deeper than the earlier Cumbre Vieja magmas, which suggests progressive underplating beneath the Cumbre Vieja rift zone. In addition, the lavas and xenoliths of the 1971 event crystallised at a common depth, indicating a reused plumbing system and progressive recycling of Ocean Island plutonic complexes during subsequent magmatic activity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/53916
ISSN: 0010-7999
DOI: 10.1007/s00410-015-1207-7
Source: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology [ISSN 0010-7999], v. 170 (5-6)
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