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Dr. Nadine Wittig

Mantle geochemistry

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Publications Dr. Wittig

PUBLISHED:

Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., Duggen, S., Baker, J. A., and Hoernle, K. (2010). Tracing the metasomatic and magmatic evolution of continental mantle roots with Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd Lu-Hf and U-Th-Pb isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 1017-1435 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.10.048.

Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., Baker, J. A., Duggen, S., and Hoernle, K., (2010). A major element, PGE and Re-Os isotope study of Middle Atlas (Morocco) peridotite xenoliths:  Evidence for coupled introduction of metasomatic sulphides and clinopyroxene. Lithos, 115, 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.11.003.

Smith, C. B., Pearson, D. G., Bulanova, G. P., Beard, A. D., Carlson, R. W., Wittig, N., Sims, K., Chimuka, L., and Muchemwa, E. (2009). Extremely depleted lithospheric mantle and diamonds beneath the southern Zimbabwe Craton. Lithos, 112, 1120-1132. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.05.013.

Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., Downes, H. and Baker, J. A. (2009). The U, Th and Pb elemental and isotopic compositions of mantle clinopyroxenes and their grain boundary contamination derived from leaching and digestion experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73: 469-488.

Pearson, D. G. and Wittig, N. (2008). Formation of Archaean Continental Lithosphere and its Diamonds: The Root of the Problem. Journal of the Geological Society, 165: 895-914.

Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., Webb, M., Ottley, C. J., Irvine, G. J., Kopylova, M. G., Jensen, S. M., and Nowell, G. M. (2008). Origin of cratonic lithospheric mantle roots: A geochemical study of peridotites from the North Atlantic Craton, West Greenland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274: 24-33.

Wittig, N., Baker, J. A. and Downes, H. (2007). U-Th-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic constraints on the evolution of sub-continental lithospheric mantle, French Massif Central. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71: 1290-1311.

Wittig, N., Baker, J. A. and Downes, H. (2006). Dating the mantle roots of young continental crust. Geology, 34: 237-240.

Baker, J. A., Bizzarro, M., Wittig, N., Connelly J. and Haack, H. (2005). Early planetesimal melting from an age of 4.5662 Gyr for differentiated meteorites. Nature, 436: 1127-1131.

 

ACCEPTED:

Wittig, N., Webb, M., Pearson, D. G., Dale, C. W., Ottley, C. J., Hutchinson, M., Jensen, S. M., and Luguet, A. (2010). Formation of the North Atlantic Craton: Timing and mechanisms constrained from Re-Os isotope and PGE data of peridotite xenoliths from S.W. Greenland. Chemical Geology accepted.
 

IN PREPARATION:

Wittig, N., Ottley, C. J., Pearson, D. G., Ishikawa, A., Dale, C. W., and Finlay, A. J., 2009. Ru isotope dilution measurements by CCT-ICP-MS to eliminate Cr-based polyatomic interferences. Chemical Geology to be submitted.

 

SUBMITTED:

Malarkey, J., Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., and Davidson, J. P., (2009). Characterising modal metasomatic processes in young continental lithospheric mantle – an example from the Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, in revision.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

Wittig, N., and Pearson, D. G., (2010). On-, off-cratonic & oceanic mantle roots: lithosphere unite. European Geological Union, General Assembly, Vienna . [keynote]

Wittig, N., Pearson, D. G., Baker, J. A., Duggen, S. and Hoernle, K. (2010). Tracing the metasomatic and magmatic evolution of continental mantle roots: A case study of high 238U/204Pb and 232Th/204Pb clinopyroxenes from Middle Atlas (Morocco) peridotite xenoliths. European Geological Union, General Assembly, Vienna

Wittig, N., (2009). The influence of LAB topography onto the evolution of sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Defining the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere boundary beneath continents. ESF exploratory Workshop, Dublin.

Wittig, N., Webb, M., Pearson, D. G., Dale, C. W., Ottley, C. J., Luguet, A. and Jensen, S. M. (2008). Lithosphere stabilization ages beneath SW Greenland. Goldschmidt 2008. Cambridge Publications Vancouver.

Wittig N., Pearson D. G., Webb M., Ottley C. J., Sand K. K., Jensen S. M. and Nowell G. M. (2008). Evolution of the mantle root beneath the North Atlantic Craton. In 9th International Kimberlite Conference, 9IKC-A-00267, Frankfurt. IKC abstracts online

Wittig N., Pearson D. G., Baker J. A., Duggen S. and Hoernle K. (2008). Young continental mantle root beneath the Middle Atlas, Morocco: Evidence for carbonatite metasomatism. In 9th International Kimberlite Conference, 9IKC-A-00268, Frankfurt.

Downes, H., de Vries, C. and Wittig, N. (2008). Hf-Zr anomalies in clinopyroxene from spinel peridotite mantle xenoliths from Europe. In 9th International Kimberlite Conference, 9IKC-A-00117, Frankfurt. IKC abstracts online

Malarkey, J., Pearson, D.G., Davidson, J.P. and Wittig, N., (2008). Origin of Cr-diopside in peridotite xenoliths: Recent metasomatic addition revealed by a micro-sampling, trace element and Sr isotopic study of on-craton and off-craton peridotites, In 9th International Kimberlite Conference, 9IKC-A-00133, Frankfurt.

Morel, M., Davies, G. R., Pearson, D. G., Viljoen, K. S., Luguet, A., and Wittig, N. (2008). Os isotope and PGE evidence for modification of cratonic lithosphere: A study of peridotites from the Premier mine, Kaapvaal Craton, SA. In 9th International Kimberlite Conference, 9IKC-A-00046, Frankfurt.

Wittig N., Webb M., Pearson D. G., Nowell G. M., Jensen S. M. and Sand K. K. (2007). Archetypal Archean lithosphere from West Greenland implicates shallow melting at > 3.0 Ga. Goldschmidt Conference A1121. [keynote]

Wittig N., Downes H., Baker J. A. and Pearson D. G. (2007). Utilising “new” lithophile isotope systems to their full potential: U-Th-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope techniques in deciphering mantle melting, metasomatism and exogenous contamination. In Petrological evolution of the European Lithospheric mantle: from Archean to present day. [keynote]

Wittig N., Duggen S., Baker J. A., Klügel A. and Hoernle K. (2005). HIMU lithospheric mantle beneath Northwest Africa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69, Supplement 1, A288.

Wittig N., Baker J. A. and Downes H. (2004). Mantle melting and metasomatism in European Lithosphere. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68, supplement 1, A607.

Wittig N., Baker J. A. and Downes H. (2004). Pb isotopes in sub-continental lithosphere beneath the French Massif Central: A key to understanding metasomatism. MYRES-I, Meeting of Young Researchers in the Earth Sciences; Heat, Helium, Hotspots, and Whole Mantle Convection, La Jolla CA (August 12 - 15, 2004).

Wittig N., Baker J. A. and Downes H. (2003). High precision Pb and Hf isotope analyses of mantle peridotites from European lithospheric mantle. The Isotopic Analysis of Minerals, Abstracts with Program, Royal Holloway, University of London, 40-41.

Wittig N. and Schenk V. (2003). Geochemistry of associated MORB-type eclogites and eclogite-facies island arc rocks (boninites, andesites, rhyolites) in the Paleoproterozoic Usagaran Belt, Tanzania. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. z. Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 219.

Wittig N. and Schenk V. (2002). Uplift history of Paleoproterozoic kyanite-eclogites from Yalumba Hill, Tanzania: late-stage sapphirine- and orthopyroxene-bearing symplectites. Workshop "Krustenentwicklung in Rodinia und Gondwana" 12./13.4.2002, 22.

Schenk V., Schumann A., Jöns N., Loose D., Tiberindwa J. V., Wegner H. and Wittig N. (2002). Petrological evidence for crustal thickening, ultra-high temperatures and isobaric cooling in Archean granulite-facies gneisses from the West Nile area (Uganda). 19th Colloquium of African Geology, El Jadida, Morocco, 165.

Schenk V. and Wittig, N. (2001). Late-stage sapphirine in Paleoproterozoic kyanite-eclogites from Yalumba Hill, Tanzania. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. z. Eur. J. Mineral. 14, 161.