Email: weimin_L2003 @yahoo.com,
Northeast China (NE China) consists of several massifs and suture belts, and has complex tectonic evolution history due to the domination of two large geological provinces, the Central-Asian and Western Pacific tectonic regimes. The Yilan-Mudanjiang blueschist zone, the target of my study, is the suture belt between the Jiamusi and Songnen Massifs. The suture zone is ~200 km long, and is situated to the east of the north - south trending Mudanjiang fault. My field area lies in Modaoshi, to the east of the Mudanjiang area and Yongquan in the Yilan region. The rock associations present consist of glaucophane-albite schists, chloritized blueschists, and two-mica schists. There has been little previous research work in the area, except for some isotope dating by Ye Huiwei (1994) and Zhang Xingzhou (1992). Detailed research on aspects such as the P-T conditions of the metamorphism and petrogenesis have yet to be carried out. Therefore our studies play an important role in discussion on the evolution of NE China.
The objectives of my future research are:
Based on the methods outlined above, I will make petrographic descriptions of the thin sections, date the metamorphic rocks, and characterize the geochemical components of the minerals. This will then allow estimation of the P-T conditions and discussion of the evolution of the Songnen and Jiamusi Massifs.