Open Access


Download data is not yet available.


Cha Val bodies are widely distributed in the South of the Truong Son belt, with composition mainly consisting of diorite, quartz diorites and granodiorites. The Cha Val quartz diorites are mainly characterized by plagioclase (40-45 %), hornblende (25-35 %), biotite (0-15 %), quartz (0-15 %), and K-feldspar (0-5 %). The presence of hornblende (25-35 %) is one of the specific evidences for the Itype granite. The zircon of quartz diorite sample V1116 was collected at Cha Val body, Quang Nam, with geographical coordinates (N15◦ 38' 14.1", E107◦ 33' 6.4") along National Highway 14D cutting through the Cha Val body. The cathodoluminescence image shows that the zircon grains from the Cha Val quartz diorites, Quang Nam are less broken and do not have surrounding metamorphic rims. They show euhedral grains in shape and oscillatory zoning structures, indicating typical magmatic origin. The Cha Val quartz diorites determined by the LA-ICP-MS U-Pb method on 20 zircon points display 206Pb/238U age of 229 Ma to 270 Ma and yield a weighted mean 206Pb/238U age 255 ± 4.7 Ma (n = 17, MSWD = 2.5). This age is considered to be the crystallization age of the Cha Val quartz diorites, corresponding to the Late Permian. The formation of the Cha Val quartz diorites is likely related to the convergence of the Indochina and South China blocks during the Permian-Triassic.

Author's Affiliation

 Copyright Info

Creative Commons License

Copyright: The Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 How to Cite
Minh, P., Hieu, P., Hung, K., Giang, N., & Phuc, L. (2021). Petrography and zircon U-PB geochronology of the Cha Val quartz diorite, Quang Nam and its application. Science & Technology Development Journal: Science of the Earth & Environment, 5(SI2), SI56-SI63.

 Cited by

Article level Metrics by Paperbuzz/Impactstory
Article level Metrics by Altmetrics

 Article Statistics
HTML = 156094 times
PDF   = 404 times
Total   = 404 times