The plumbing system of volcanoes in crustal convergent settings consists of vertically superimposed, sill-like reservoirs. The shallower reservoirs are generally filled by less dense and SiO2-richer magmas. The plumbing systems of spreading ridges are supposed to be simpler and characterized by prevailing sub-parallel vertical dykes. Here, we present the results of thermo-barometric determinations from minerals and modelling of potential field data at the Marsili spreading ridge in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea back-arc oceanic basin. The Marsili plumbing system consists of sill-like, large SiO2-rich magma reservoirs located at the Moho depth and sub-vertical basaltic dykes crossing the whole oceanic crust. The formation of deep-seated silicic reservoirs is associated with a decrease in the back-arc spreading rate. The geometry of the plumbing system of spreading ridges may be not dissimilar from that of volcanoes at convergent margins.

Large silicic magma chambers at the Moho depth characterize the multi-level plumbing system of back-arc spreading ridges

Gennaro E.
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Iezzi G.
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2023-01-01

Abstract

The plumbing system of volcanoes in crustal convergent settings consists of vertically superimposed, sill-like reservoirs. The shallower reservoirs are generally filled by less dense and SiO2-richer magmas. The plumbing systems of spreading ridges are supposed to be simpler and characterized by prevailing sub-parallel vertical dykes. Here, we present the results of thermo-barometric determinations from minerals and modelling of potential field data at the Marsili spreading ridge in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea back-arc oceanic basin. The Marsili plumbing system consists of sill-like, large SiO2-rich magma reservoirs located at the Moho depth and sub-vertical basaltic dykes crossing the whole oceanic crust. The formation of deep-seated silicic reservoirs is associated with a decrease in the back-arc spreading rate. The geometry of the plumbing system of spreading ridges may be not dissimilar from that of volcanoes at convergent margins.
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