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Central Iran Amphibole-bearing Ophiolite

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Project "CIAO" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA ARIOSTO 35
postcode: 44121

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 180˙277 €
 EC max contribution 180˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2018-03-29


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 Project objective

In subduction systems, there is an intermediate mantle zone in the overriding plate, located between the wedge and the neighbouring back arc. This zone is influenced by both subduction-related and ocean spreading processes, resulting in a remarkable geochemical heterogeneity of the mantle sources that ultimately generate a wide variety of melts. They in turn will feed the volcanoes on the surface, most of them highly explosive. Our knowledge of these peculiar geodynamic settings is very limited and ophiolitic complexes provide an almost unique opportunity to investigate their chemical-physical features at large scale. CIAO will study the amphibole-bearing peridotites of Nain ophiolite (Iran). This ophiolite includes magmas from MORB to Boninite and suggest that it was formed in an arc/back arc system. We use this unique opportunity to study the physical-chemical conditions of these peculiar peridotites, measuring major, trace and volatile element concentrations in hydrous and nominally anhydrous minerals. Volatile speciation, water activity and oxygen fugacity will be also measured. This study will improve our knowledge of mantle volatile species and circulation mechanism. It will allow to constrain the mass transfer between the two colliding plates, ultimately leading to a better understanding of the input/output budget of the subduction systems. Within Earth Sciences, CIAO combine disciplines as diverse as petrology, crystallography and geodynamics. It will employ a variety of state of the art analytical techniques. The applicant will work in a synergetic network of highly motivated experts that will guarantee high-quality output and a significant impact on the perspectives of her career. A better understanding of the petrological features of this geodynamic setting, together with its chemical-physical processes will greatly improve our knowledge of volcano eruptions, hoping to reduce the hazards for thousands of people living around volcanic areas.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 1 Tahmineh Pirnia Naeini, 2 Shoji Arai, and 3 Emilio Saccani 1,3 Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, Ferrara University, Ferrara 44122, Italy 2 Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Petrology of the reaction zone between gabbro and peridotite from Nain melange, Central Iran
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Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts Annual 2019-06-14
2017 Emilio Saccani, Tahmineh Pirnia Naeini, and Ghodrat Torabi
Geochemistry of pillow lavas and sheeted dikes from Nain and Ashinophiolites (Central Iran)
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Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-13716, 2017 Annual 2019-06-14
2017 Emilio Saccani, Tahmineh Pirnia Naeini, Ghodrat Torabi
Geochemistry and tectono-magmatic significance of volcanic and subvolcanic rocks from Nain and Ashin ophiolites (central Iran)
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Congresso congiunto SIMP-SGI-SOGEI-AIV Abstract book 2019-06-14
2018 Tahmineh Pirnia, Emilio Saccani, Shoji Arai
Spinel and plagioclase peridotites of the Nain ophiolite (Central Iran): Evidence for the incipient stage of oceanic basin formation
published pages: 1-19, ISSN: 0024-4937, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.04.001
Lithos 310-311 2019-06-14
2016 1 Tahmineh Pirnia, 2Shoji Arai and 1Emilio Saccani 1 Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, Ferrara University, Ferrara 44122, Italy 2 Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Plagioclase-peridotites recording the incipient stage of oceanic basin formation: new constraints from the Nain ophiolites (central Iran)
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Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU-2016-7130-1 Annual 2019-06-14
2017 Tahmineh Pirnia Naeini, Emilio Saccani, Ghodrat Torabi
Geochemistry and tectonic significance of basalts from Central Iran: Evidence from Nain and Ashin ophiolites
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Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts Annual 2019-06-14

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