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Name: Yigang Xu (徐义刚)

Title: Professor

Phone: (86) 20 85290109



Yi-Gang Xu graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Geochemistry from Zhejiang University in 1987, Ph.D. in Geochemistry from University of Paris 7 in 1994. After the Postdoctoral Research at the Royal Holloway University of London, he joined GIGCAS in 1996 and is now professor and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry. Prof. Xu has published over 300 scientific papers, with Google Scholar H-Index 79. He was ranked in World’s Top 2% Scientists 2020 and Top 200 Chinese Scientists (Mendeley Data). Yigang is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017), Fellow of the Geological Society of America (2018) and Fellow of American Geophysical Union (2021). He currently serves as Associate Editors/editorial member for Terra Nova, Frontier in Earth Sciences and Global and Planetary Changes.

Research Interests:

· Igneous Petrology and geochemistry

· Oceanic and continental lithospheric composition and evolution

· Mantle plumes, large igneous provinces and their impact

· linking earth interior processes with surface system evolution

· Small and big mantle wedge

Recent Publications:

Chen J and Xu YG*, 2020. Permian large igneous provinces and their paleo-environmental impacts. AGU monograph

Liu L., LJ Liu*, Xu Y.G.*, B Xia, Q Ma & Menzies M, 2020. Development of a dense cratonic keel prior to the destruction of the North China Craton: Constraints from sedimentary records and numerical simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Liu H-Q, GP. Yumul Jr., CB. Dimalanta, K Quea?o, X-P Xia, T-P Peng, J-B Lan, Y-G Xu*, Y Yan, J M R. Guotana, V S Olfindo, 2020. Magmatic Response to a Transition from Proto-South China Sea to South China Sea Fossil Ridge Subduction. Tectonics

Liu Z, O Bartoli, L Tong, Y-G Xu, X Huang, 2020. Permian ultrahigh–temperature reworking in the southern Chinese Altai: Evidence from petrology, P–T estimates, zircon and monazite U–Th–Pb geochronology. Gondwana Research 78, 20-?40 DOI: 10.1016/

Sun YZ, S Hier-Majumder, Y-G Xu, M Walter, 2019. Stability and Migration of Slab-Derived Carbonate Melts above the Transition Zone. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Accepted in Nov 29

Wu W; Y-G Xu; ZF Zhang, X Li, 2019. Calcium Isotopic Composition of the Lunar Crust, Mantle, and the Bulk Silicate Moon. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270: 313–324

Zhong YT, R Mundil, J Chen, D Yuan, S Denyszyn, A Jost, J Payne, B He, SZ Shen, Y-G Xu, 2019. Geochemical, biostratigraphic, and high-resolution geochronological constraints on the waning stage of Emeishan Large Igneous Province. GSA Bulletin

Chen X-Y, D McLean, S Blockley, P Tarasov, Y-G Xu, M Menzies, 2019. Developing a Holocene tephrostratigraphy for northern Japan using the sedimentary record from Lake Kushu, Rebun Island. Quaternary Science Review, 215: 272-292.

Chen J, Xu YG*, 2019. Establishing the link between Permian volcanism and biodiversity changes: Insights from geochemical proxies. Gondwana Research 75: 68–96, DOI: 10.1016/

Choudhary B R., R E. Ernst, Y-G Xu, D Evans, M O. de Kock, J G. Meert, A S. Ruizm, G A.Lima, 2019. Geochemical characterization of a reconstructed 1110?Ma Large Igneous Province. Precambrian Research, 332: 105382

D’Souza J, N. Prabhakar, YG Xu, K Kant Sharma, H Sheth, 2019. Mesoarchaean to Neoproterozoic (3.2–0.8 Ga) crustal growth and reworking in the Aravalli Craton, northwestern India: Insights from the Pur-Banera supracrustal belt. Precambrian Research 332: 105383

Lei JS, DP Zhao, XW Xu, Y-G Xu, M Du, 2019. Is there a big mantle wedge under eastern Tibet? Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 292: 110-113

Li X, H-Y Li, JG. Ryan, G-J Wei, L Zhang, N-B Li, X-L Huang, Y-G Xu, 2019. High-precision measurement of B isotopes on low-boron oceanic volcanic rock samples via MC-ICPMS: Evaluating acid leaching effects on boron isotope compositions, and B isotopic variability in depleted oceanic basalts. Chemical Geology, 505: 76–85. doi:

Li H-Y, Li J, J G. Ryan, X Li, RP Zhao, L Ma, Y-G Xu, 2019. Molybdenum and boron isotope evidence for fluid-fluxed melting of intraplate upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 520: 105–114

Lin J, YG Xu, Z Sun and Z Zhou, 2019. Mantle upwelling beneath the South China Sea and links to surrounding subduction systems. National Science Review

Liu HQ, Y-G Xu, Y-T Zhong, Z-Y Luo, R Mundil, T R. Riley, L Zhang, W Xie. 2019. Crustal Melting above a Mantle Plume: Insights from the Permian Tarim Large Igneous Province, NW China. Lithos in press

Ma Q, Y-G Xu, J-P Zheng, YF Deng, M Sun, W L. Griffin, B Xia, Wang CY. 2019. Similar crust beneath disrupted and intact cratons: Arguments against lower-crust delamination as a decratonization trigger. Tectonophysics.  750: 1-8

Ma Q, Y-G Xu, J-P Zheng, YF Deng, M Sun, W L. Griffin, B Xia, Wang CY. 2019. Reply to comment by Qi and Wang on “Similar crust beneath disrupted and intact cratons: Arguments against lower-crust delamination as a decratonization trigger”. Tectonophysics  

Ma Q, Y-G Xu, X-L Huang, J-P Zheng, X Ping, X Xia. 2019. Eoarchean to Paleoproterozoic evolution of the lower crust under the North China Craton: evidence from U-Pb and Hf-O isotopes of zircons from deep-crustal xenoliths. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta accepted

Tao N, Z-X Li, M Dani?ík, N J. Evans, R-X Li, C-J Pang, W-X Li, F Jourdan, Q Yu, L-P Liu, G E. Batt, Y-G Xu. 2019. Post-250 Ma thermal evolution of the central Cathaysia Block (SE China) in response to flat-slab subduction at the proto-Western Pacific margin. Gondwana Research 75: 1–15,

Wei X, Y-G Xu, B He , L Zhang , X-P Xia, X-F Shi, 2019. Zircon U-Pb age and Hf-O isotope insights into genesis of Permian Tarim felsic rocks, NW China: Implications for crustal melting in response to a mantle plume. Gondwana Research

Wu F-Y, J-H Yang, Y-G Xu, S A.Wilde, RJ.Walker, 2019. Destruction of the North China Craton in the Mesozoic. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 47:173–195

Xiao M, Y-J Yao, Y Cai, H-N Qiu, Y-G Xu, X Xu, Y-D Jiang, Y-B Li, X-P Xia, Y-J Yu. 2019. Evidence of Early Cretaceous lower arc crust delamination and its role in the opening of the South China Sea. Gondwana Research 76 (2019) 123–145

Xue ZQ; L Xiao, C Neal; YG Xu, 2019. Oldest high-Ti basalt and magnesian crustal materials in feldspathic lunar meteorite Dhofar 1428. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,

Yang F, X-L Huang, Y-G Xu, P-L He, 2019. Plume-ridge interaction in the South China Sea: Thermometric evidence from Hole U1431E of IODP Expedition 349. Lithos, 324–325: 466-478

Yang F, X-L Huang, Y-G Xu, P-L He. 2019. Magmatic processes associated with oceanic crustal accretion at slow-spreading ridges: Evidence from plagioclase in the mid-ocean ridge basalt in the South China Sea. Journal of Petrology DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egz027

Zhang L; Z-Y Ren, M Handler, Y-D Wu; L Zhang; S-P Qian; X-P Xia; Q Yang; Y-G Xu. 2019. The origins of high-Ti and low-Ti magmas in large igneous provinces, insights from melt inclusion trace elements and Sr-Pb isotopes in the Emeishan LIP. Lithos 344-345 DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2019.06.014

Zhu RX, Xu YG, 2019. The subduction of the west Pacific plate and the destruction of the North China Craton. Science in China, doi/10.1007/s11430-018-9356-y

Ionov D, L-S Doucet, YG Xu; AV Golovin; OB Oleinikov, 2018. Reworking of Archean mantle in the NE Siberian craton by carbonatite and silicate melt metasomatism: evidence from a carbonate-bearing, dunite-to-websterite xenolith suite from the Obnazhennaya kimberlite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224: 132-153

Liu H, Cheng F, Leng W, Zhang HJ, Xu YG, 2018. Crustal footprint of the Hainan plume beneath southeast China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123: 3065-3079

Liu L., Morgan J.P., Xu Y.G., & Menzies M., 2018a. Craton Destruction Part I: Cratonic Keel Delamination along a weak Mid-Lithospheric Discontinuity layer. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123, 10040–10068.

Liu, L., Morgan, J. P., Xu, Y.G., & Menzies, M., 2018b. Craton destruction part II: Evolution of cratonic lithosphere after a rapid keel delamination event. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 10069–10090.

Sun MD, HL Chen, LA Milan, SA Wilde, F Jourdan, Xu Y.G. 2018. Continental arc and back-arc migration in eastern NE China: New constraints on Cretaceous Paleo-Pacific subduction and roll-back. Tectonics, DOI: 10.1029/2018TC005170

Sun MD, Xu YG, Chen HL. Subaqueous volcanism in the Paleo-Pacific Ocean based on Jurassic basaltic tuff and pillow basalt in the Raohe Complex, NE China. Science China-Earth Sciences 61 (8): 1042-1056

Wu Y-D, Z-Y Ren , M R. Handler, L Zhang, S-P Qian, Y-G Xu, C Y Wang , Y Wang , L-L Chen. 2018. Melt Diversity and Magmatic Evolution in the Dali Picrites, Emeishan Large Igneous Province. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. 123, 9635–9657.DOI: 10.1029/2018JB015495

Yu SY, YG Xu, SH Zhou, JB Lan, LM Chen, NP Shen, JX Zhao, YX Feng. 2018. Late Cenozoic basaltic lavas from the Changbaishan-Baoqing Volcanic Belt, NE China: Products of lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction induced by subduction of the Pacific plate. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 164, 260-273

Zhong LF, GQ Cai, AAP Koppers, YG Xu, HH Xu, HF Gao, B Xia. 2018. Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of oceanic plagiogranite: Constraints on the initiation of seafloor spreading in the South China Sea. Lithos, 302: 421-426 DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.01.018

Zhang L, J Li, Y-G Xu and Z-Y Ren, 2018. The influence of the double spike proportion effect on stable isotope (Zn, Mo, Cd, and Sn) measurements by multicollector-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 33, 555–562

Xu YG, Li HY, Hong LB et al., 2018. Generation of Cenozoic intraplate basalts in the big mantle wedge under eastern Asia. Science China-Earth Sciences 61(7): 869-886

Cao J, Wang CY, Xu Y-G*, Xing CM, Wei X, Sun YL, Li J., 2017. Triggers on sulfide saturation in Fe-Ti oxide-bearing, mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions in the Tarim large igneous province, NW China. Mineralium Deposita, 52: 471-494 DOI: 10.1007/s00126-016-0670-z

Hou YL, Zhong YT, Xu YG, He B. 2017. The provenance of late Permian karstic bauxite deposits in SW China, constrained by the geochemistry of interbedded clastic rocks, and U–Pb–Hf–O isotopes of detrital zircons. Lithos, 278, 240-254 doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2017.01.013

Hong LB; Y.-H. Zhang; Y-G Xu; ZY Ren; W Yan; Q Ma; L Ma; W Xie, 2017. Hydrous orthopyroxene-rich pyroxenite source of the Xinkailing high magnesium andesites, Western Liaoning: Implication for the subduction-modified lithosphere mantle and destruction mechanism of the North China Craton. Lithos, 282, 1-22

Li, H. Y., Xu, Y. G., Ryan, J. G., Whattam, S. A., 2017. Evolution of the mantle beneath the eastern North China Craton during the Cenozoic: Linking geochemical and geophysical observations. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 194, 77-90 DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013486

Liu Z, Tian XB, Y Chen, T Xu, Z Bai, XF Liang, X Zhang, YF Deng, YG Xu, J Iqbal, 2017. An unusual thick crust beneath the Emeishan large igneous province detected by virtual deep seismic sounding. Tectonophysics, 721: 387 - 394

Ma Q., Y-G Xu, M Sun, J-P Zheng, W L. Griffin, X-P Xia, S- Pan. 2017. Phanerozoic crust growth by magma underplating in the North China Craton. Terra Nova, 29, 211-217, 10.1111/ter.12265

Ren ZY, Y-D Wu, L Zhang, AR.L. Nichols, L-B Hong, Y-H Zhang, Y Zhang, J-Q Liu, Y-G Xu. 2017. Primary magmas and mantle sources of Emeishan basalts constrained from major element, trace element and Pb isotope compositions of olivine-hosted melt inclusions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 208, 63-85

Tang, G.-J., Chung, S.-L., Hawkesworth, C.J., Cawood, P.A., Wang, Q., Wyman, D.A., Xu, Y.-G., Zhao, Z.-H., 2017. Short episodes of crust generation during protracted accretionary processes: Evidence from Central Asian Orogenic Belt, NW China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 464, 142-154.

Tao N, Z-X Li, M Dani?ík, G E. Batt, N J. Evans, W-X Li, C-J Pang, F Jourdan, Y-G Xu, L-P Liu, 2017. Thermochronological records of tectonic events in SE South China: from a Late Jurassic magmatic and burial reheating to an Eocene rift-related rapid cooling. Gondwana Research, 46: 191-203

Tong LX, B-M Jahn, X Liu, X Liang, YG Xu, D Ionov, 2017. Ultramafic to mafic granulites from the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica: Geochemistry and tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 145: 679-690

Wang F, Y-G Xu, W-L Xu, L Yang, W Wu. 2017. Initiation of Paleo-Pacific Plate subduction beneath the Eurasian continent: Evidence from Early Jurassic calc-alkaline magmatism in NE northeast China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 143: 249-268

Zhang Y, X Wei, YG Xu, XP Long, XF Shi, JX Zhao, YX Feng, 2017. Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions of the lower crust beneath northern Tarim: insights from igneous rocks in the Kuluketage area, NW China. Mineralogy and Petrology 111 (2), 237-252

Zhong YT, Mundil R, Xu YG et al., 2017. Development of CA-ID-TIMS zircon U-Pb dating technique at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Solid Earth Sciences, 2 (2), 55-61

Chen J, S-z Shen, X-h Li, Y-G Xu, M M. Joachimski, S A. Bowring, D H. Erwin, D Yuan, B Chen, H Zhang, Y Wang, C-q Cao, Q-f Zheng, L Mu, 2016. High-resolution SIMS oxygen isotope analysis on conodont apatite from South China and implications for the end-Permian mass extinction. Paleography, Paleoclimat Paleoenvironment, 448: 26-38

Chen X-Y, S Blockley, P E Tarasov, Y-G Xu, D McLean, E Tomlinson, PG Albert, J-Q Liu, S Müller, M Wagner; MA Menzies. 2016 Clarifying the distal to proximal tephrochronology of the Millennium Eruption, Changbaishan Volcano, northeast China. Quaternary Geochronology. 33, 61-75

He P-L, X-L Huang, Y-G Xu, H-Y Li, X Wang, W-X Li, 2016. Plume-orogenic lithosphere interaction recorded in the Haladala layered intrusion in the Southwest Tianshan Orogen, NW China. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 121: 1525-1545

Huang XL, He PL, Wang X, Zhong JW, Xu Y-G. 2016. Lateral variation in oxygen fugacity and halogen contents in early Cretaceous magmas in Jiaodong area, East China: Implication for triggers of the destruction of the North China Craton. Lithos, 248-251:478-492

Li H-Y, Y-G Xu, J G. Ryan, X-L Huang, Z-Y Ren, H Guo, Z-G Ning. 2016. Olivine and melt inclusion chemical constraints on the source of intracontinental basalts from the eastern North China Craton: discrimination of contributions from the subducted Pacific slabs. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 178: 1–19

Li HY, Z Zhou; JG Ryan, G-J Wei, Y-G Xu. 2016. Boron isotopes reveal multiple metasomatic events in the mantle beneath the eastern North China Craton. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. 194: 77–90

Liu H-Q, Y-G Xu, Y Liu, G-J Wei, J-X Wei, F Yang, X-Y Chen, L Liu, X Wei. 2016. B isotopes of Carboniferous-Permian volcanic rocks in the Tuha basin mirror a transition from subduction to intraplate setting in Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 121:7946-7964

Ma Q, Y-G Xu*, J-P Zheng, W L. Griffin and L-B Hong. 2016. Coexisting high-Mg andesites and adakitic rocks in the North China Craton: The role of water in intraplate magmatism and craton destruction. Journal of Petrology, 57: 1279-1308

Ma Q, Xu Y-G, Zheng JP, Sun M, Griffin WL, Wei Y, Ma L, Yu XL, 2016. High-Mg adakitic rocks and their complementary cumulates formed by hydrous fractionation of mafic magmas in a deep continental crustal magma chamber. Lithos 260: 211-224

Ma L, S-Y Jiang, A W. Hofmann, Y-G Xu, B-Z Dai, M-L Hou. 2015. Rapid lithospheric thinning of the North China Craton: New evidence from cretaceous mafic dikes in the Jiaodong Peninsula. Chemical Geology 432: 1-15

Pang C-J, Z-X Li, Y-G Xu, S-N Wen, B Krape?, 2016. Climatic and tectonic controls on Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic sedimentation in northeastern Guangdong Province, South China. Tectonophysics 677-678: 68-87

Shangguan SM, Uskins-Peate, Tian W, Xu Y-G, 2016. Re-evaluating the geochronology of the Permian Tarim volcanics: implications for temporal evolution of volcanism. Journal of Geological Society London, 173(1): 228-239

Wei X, Y-G Xu*, Z-Y Ren, Z-Y Luo. 2016. Origin of high-An plagioclase in the Xiaohaizi wehrlites, NW China: insights from melt inclusions in the clinopyroxene macrocrysts and Zircon Oxygen Isotope. International Geology Review 58(8): 1005-1019 DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2015.1136799

Xie W, Z-Y Luo, Y-G Xu, Y-B Chen, L-B Hong, L Ma, Q Ma, 2016. Petrogenesis and geochemistry of the Late Carboniferous rear-arc (or back-arc) pillow basaltic lava in the Bogda Mountains, Chinese North Tianshan. Lithos 244: 30-42

Xie W, Y-G Xu*, Y-B Chen, Z-Y Luo, L-B Hong, 2016. High–alumina basalts from Bogda Mountain suggest an arc setting for Chinese Northern Tianshan during the Late Carboniferous. Lithos 256: 165-181

Xie W, Z-Y Luo, Y-G Xu, H-Q Liu. 2016. Petrogenesis and geodynamic implications of Late Carboniferous felsic volcanics in the Bogda belt, Chinese Northern Tianshan. Gondawana Research 39: 165-179

Chen Y, Y-G Xu, T Xu, SK Si, XF Liang, XB Tian, YF Deng, P Wang, YH Xu, HQ Lan, FH Xiao, W Li, X Zhang, XH Yuan, J Badal, JW Teng. 2015. Magmatic underplating and crustal growth in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China, revealed by a passive seismic experiment. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 432: 103-114.

Li J, X-C Wang, J-F Xu, Y-G Xu, G-J Tang, Q Wang. 2015. Disequilibrium-induced initial Os isotopic heterogeneity in gram aliquots of single basaltic rock powders: implications for dating and source tracing. Chemical Geology 406: 10–17

Ma Q, J-P Zheng, Y-G Xu*, W L. Griffin, and R-S Zhang. 2015. Are continental adakites derived from thickened or foundered lower crust? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419: 125–133

Pang CJ, Wang XC, Xu Y-G*, Kuang YS, Hong LB, 2015. Pyroxenite-derived Early Cretaceous lavas in the Liaodong Peninsula, North China Craton: implication for metasomatism and thinning of lithospheric mantle. Lithos 227: 77-93 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.03.022

Wang, F., Xu, W.L., Xu, Y.-G., Gao, F.H., Ge, W.C., 2015. Late Triassic bimodal igneous rocks in eastern Heilongjiang Province, NE China: Implications for subduction beginning of the Paleo-Pacific plate beneath the Eurasian continent. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 97: 406-423 2014.05.025.

Wei X, Xu Y-G*, ZY Luo, JX Zhao, YX Feng, 2015. Composition of the Tarim mantle plume: Constraints from clinopyroxene antecrysts in the early Permian Xiaohaizi dykes, NW China. Lithos. 230: 69–81

Sun MD, Xu Y-G, Wilde SA, Chen HL, 2015. Provenance of Cretaceous trench-slope sediments from the Mesozoic Wandashan Orogen, NE China: implications for determining ancient drainage systems and tectonics of the Paleo-Pacific. Tectonics 34(6): 1269-1289  DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003870 ·

Sun MD, Xu Y-G, Wilde SA, Chen HL, Yang SF., 2015. The Permian Dongfanghong island-arc gabbro of the Wandashan Orogen, NE China: implications for Paleo-Pacific subduction. Tectonophysics  659, 122-136.

Zhang YY, Yuan C, M Sun; Y-G Xu, X Long, D Tomurhuu, CY Wang, B He, 2015. Magma mixing origin for high Ba-Sr granitic pluton in the Bayankhongor area, central Mongolia: Response to slab roll-back. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes. 2014.11.029.

Xu YG., 2014. Recycled oceanic crust in the source of 90-40 Ma basalts in North China Craton: Evidence, provenance and significance. Geochimica et Cosmochmica Acta, 143: 49–67

Xu YG, Wang CY, Shen SZ, 2014. Permian large igneous provinces: characteristics, mineralization and paleo-environment effects. Lithos 204: 1-3

Xu YG, Wei X., Luo ZY, Liu HQ, Cao J., 2014. The Early Permian Tarim Large Igneous Province: main characteristics and a plume incubation model. Lithos, 204: 20-35 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.02.015

Cao J, Wang CY, Xing CM, Xu YG*, 2014. Origin of the early Permian Wajilitag igneous complex and associated Fe-Ti oxide mineralization in the Tarim large igneous province, NW China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 84: 51-68, 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.09.014

He B, Zhong YT, Xu YG*, Li XH, 2014. Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction: Siberian Traps or an ignimbrite flare-up? Lithos, 204: 258-267

Li J, Wang XC, Ren ZY, Xu JF, He B., Xu YG. 2014. Chemical heterogeneity of the Emeishan mantle plume: Evidence from highly siderophile element abundances in picrites. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 79: 191–205

Liu HQ, Xu YG*, Tian W, Zhong YT, Mundil R, Li XH, Yang YH, Luo ZY, Shangguan, SM., 2014. Origin of two types of rhyolites from Tarim Large Igneous Province: consequences of plume incubation and melting. Lithos, 204: 59-72. 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.02.007

Pang CJ, Krapez B, Li ZX, Xu YG, Liu HQ, Cao J. 2014. Stratigraphic evolution of a Late Triassic to Early Jurassic intracontinental basin in southeastern South China: a consequence of flat-slab subduction? Sedimentary Geology. 302, 44–63

Wei X, Xu YG*, Feng, YX, Zhao, JX. 2014. Lithosphere-mantle plume interaction in the formation of Tarim Large Igneous Province: Geochronological and geochemical constraints. American Journal of Sciences. 314, 314-356.

Wei X, Xu YG*, C-L Zhang, JX Zhao, YX Feng, 2014. Petrology of and Sr?Nd Isotopic Disequilibrium in the Xiaohaizi Intrusion, NW China: Genesis of Layered Intrusions in the Tarim Large Igneous Province. Journal of Petrology. 55 (12): 2567-2598

Tong LX, Xu YG, Peter A. Cawood, Zhou X, Chen YB, Liu Z. 2014. Anticlockwise P-T evolution at 280 Ma recorded from ultrahigh-temperature metapelitic granulite in the Chinese Altai orogenic belt, a possible link with the Tarim mantle plume? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 94: 1-11

Zhao YW, Li N, Fan QC, Zou HB, Xu YG. 2014. Two episodes of volcanism in the Wudalianchi volcanic belt, NE China: Evidence for tectonic controls on volcanic activities. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 285: 170-179, 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.08.016

Zhong YT, He B, Mundil R, Xu YG*. 2014. CA-TIMS zircon U-Pb dating of felsic ignimbrite from the Binchuan section: Implications for the termination age of Emeishan large igneous province. Lithos, 204: 14-19. 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.03.005

Hong, L. B., Y.H. Zhang, S.P. Qian, J.Q. Liu, Z.Y. Ren, Y.G. Xu, 2013. Constraints from melt inclusions and their host olivines on the petrogenesis of Oligoence-Early Miocene Xindian basalts, Chifeng area, North China Craton. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165: 305-326, DOI 10.1007/s00410-012-0810-0

Huang, X.L., Niu, Y.L., Xu, Y.G., Qiu, H.N., Ma, J.L., Zhong, J.W., 2013. Geochronology and geochemistry of Cenozoic basalts from eastern Guangdong, SE China: constraints on the lithosphere evolution beneath the northern margin of the South China Sea. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165 (3): 437-455, doi: 10.1007/s00410-012-0816-7.

Li HY, Xu YG, Huang XL, He B and Liu YM. 2013. Detrital zircons reveal no Jurassic-Early Cretaceous plateau in the eastern North China Craton. Gondwana Research, 24622-634 doi: 10.1016/

Liu HQ, Xu YG*, He B, 2013. Implications from zircon-saturation temperatures and lithological assemblages for Early Permian thermal anomaly in northwest China. Lithos, 182-183: 125-133 doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.09.015

Ma JL, Wei GJ, Ren ZY, Xu YG, Yang YH, 2013. Precise Measurement of Stable and Radiogenic Strontium Isotope (δ88/86Sr and 87Sr/86Sr) Using MC-ICP-MS (JA-TEC-10-2011-010315). Chinese Science Bulletin, 25: 3111-3118

Ma JL, Wei GJ, Liu Y., Ren ZY, Xu YG, Yang YH, 2013. Precise measurement of stable neodymium isotopes of geological materials by using MC-ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometer, 28: 1926–1931

Wang XC, Li ZX, Li XH, Li J, Xu YG, 2013. Coexistence of an ancient mantle reservoir and young recycled materials in the source region of a young mantle plume: Implications for potential linkage between plume and plate tectonics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 377–378: 248–259

Wei GJ, Wei JX, Liu Y, Ke T, Ren ZY, Ma JL, Xu YG. 2013. Measurement of high precision boron isotope of silicate materials by a single column purification method and MC-ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometer, 28: 606-612

Yang, De-Bin; Xu, Wen-Liang; Xu, Yi-Gang; et al. 2013. Provenance of sediments from Mesozoic basins in western Shandong: Implications for the evolution of the eastern North China Block. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences , 76: 12-29

Zhang Y, Ren ZY, Xu YG. 2013. Sulfur in olivine-hosted melt inclusions of Emeishan picrites: Implications for S degassing and its impact on environment. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere. 118(8):4063–4070. doi:10.1002/jgrb.50324, 2013

Zhong Y-T, B He, Y-G Xu*, 2013. Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Claystones from the Guadalupian-Lopingian Boundary at Penglaitan, South China: Insights into the pre-Lopingian Geological Events. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 62: 438-462

Xu YG, Zhang HH, Qiu HN, Ge WC, Wu FY. 2012. Oceanic crust components in continental basalts from Shuangliao, Northeast China: Derived from the mantle transition zone? Chemical Geology 328: 168-184, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.01.027

Xu YG, Q-J Yang, J-B Lan, X-L Huang, Z-Y Luo, Y-R Shi, L-W Xie, 2012. Temporal–spatial distribution and tectonic implications of the batholiths in the Gaoligong–Tengliang–Yingjiang area, western Yunnan: Constraints from zircon U–Pb ages and Hf isotopes. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 53: 151-175, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.018 

Xu YG, Wei JX, Qiu HN, Zhang HH, Huang XL. 2012. Opening and evolution of the South China Sea constrained by studies on volcanic rocks: Preliminary results and a research design. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(24):3150-3164

Huang XL, Zhong JW and Xu YG, 2012. Two tales of the continental lithospheric mantle prior to the destruction of the North China Craton: insights from Early Cretaceous mafic intrusions in western Shandong, East China. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 96: 193-214

Hong LB, Xu Y-G*, Ren ZY, Kuang YS, Li J, 2012. Petrology, geochemistry and Re-Os isotopes of peridotite xenoliths from Yantai, Shandong Province: Evidence for Phanerozoic lithospheric mantle beneath eastern North China Craton. Lithos, 155: 256-271 doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2012.09.005

Kuang, Y.S., Wei X, L.B. Hong, C.J. Pang, Y.T. Zhong, J.L., Ma, JX Zhao, Y.-G. Xu*, 2012. Petrogenetic evaluation of the Laohutai basalts from North China Craton: Melting of a two component source during lithospheric thinning in the late Cretaceous-early Cenozoic. Lithos, 154, 68-82, 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.06.027

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Jiang Y.-D., Qiu H.N., Xu YG, 2012. Hydrothermal fluids, argon isotopes and mineralization ages of the Fankou Pb-Zn deposit in south China: Insights from sphalerite 40Ar/39Ar progressive crushing. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 84: 369-379   doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.01.044

Tang, GJ, Q Wang, DA Wyman, ZX Li, YG Xu, ZH Zhao. 2012. Metasomatized lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction during slab roll-back: Evidence from Late Carboniferous gabbros in the Luotuogou area, Central Tianshan. Lithos 155: 67–80

Tang GJ, Wang Q, Wyman D A, Li ZX, Xu YG, Zhao ZH, 2012. Recycling oceanic crust for continental crustal growth: SrNdHf isotope evidence from granitoids in the western Junggar region, NW China. Lithos, 128-131: 73–83

Yang D-B, W-L Xu, Y-G Xu, Q-H Wang, F-P Pei, F Wang, 2012. Constraints from U–Pb ages and Hf isotopes of detrital zircons on the depositional age and provenance of the Neoproterozoic sandstones from the northern Jiangsu and southern Liaoning provinces: Implications for the evolution of the North China Craton. Precambrian Research, 216–219, 162–176

Yu SY, Song XY, Xu Y-G, LM Chen and J Li 2012. Effects of melt percolation on the Re-Os systematics of continental mantle lithosphere: A case study of spinel peridotite xenoliths from Heilongjiang, NE China. Science China (D). 55 (6): 949-965 doi: 10.1007/s11430-012-4372-9

Zhang C-L; M. Santosh; Zou H-B; Xu Y-G; Zhou G; Dong Y-G; Wang H-Y. 2012. Revisiting the "Irtish tectonic belt": implications for the Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Altai orogen. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 52: 117-133 DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.02.016

Zhu RX, Xu YG, Zhu G, Zhang HF, Zheng TY, 2012. Destruction of the North China Craton. Science in China (D) 55(10): 1565-1587

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Qiu HN, Wu HY, Yun JB, Feng ZH, Xu YG, Mei LF, J. R. Wijbrans 2011. High-precision 40Ar/39Ar age of the gas emplacement into the Songliao Basin. Geology, 39; no. 5; p. 451–454

Yuan C, M Sun, Xu YG, GC Zhao, W Xiao, X Long, J Yin, 2011. Oceanic lithospheric mantle beneath the continental crust of the Chinese Altai. Journal of the Geological Society. 168: 995–1000

Xu Y-G, S-L Chung, H Shao and B He, 2010. Silicic magmas from the Emeishan large igneous province, Southwest China: Petrogenesis and their link with the end-Guadalupian biological crisis. Lithos 119: 47-60

He B, YG Xu*, YT Zhong, JP Guan, 2010. The Guadalupian-Luopingian Boundary mudstones at Chaotian (SW China) are clastic rocks rather than acidic tuffs: Implication for a temporal coincidence between the end-Guadalupian mass extinction and the Emeishan volcanism. Lithos 119: 10-19

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Hanski E., Kamenetsky VS, Z-Y Luo, YG Xu, D V. Kuzmin, 2010. Primitive magmas in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, southwestern China and northern Vietnam. Lithos 119: 75-90

Huang XL and Xu YG*, 2010. Heterogeneous thermal state and structure of the lithosphere beneath eastern China: A synthesis on basalt-borne xenoliths. Journal of Earth Sciences. 21: 711-730

Huang XL, YL Niu; YG Xu; LL Chen; QJ Yang, 2010. Mineralogical and Geochemical Constraints on the Petrogenesis of Post-collisional Potassic and Ultrapotassic Rocks from Western Yunnan, SW China. Journal of Petrology, 51: 1617-1654, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egq032

Huang XL, YL Niu, YG Xu; QJ Yang, 2010. Geochemistry of TTG and TTG-like gneisses from Lushan-Taihua complex in the southern North China Craton: implications for late Archean crustal accretion. Precam Res 182: 43-56

Huang DY, YG Xu, B Zhou, H-H Zhang, J-B Lan. 2010. Wet deposition of nitrogen and sulfur deposition in Guangzhou, a subtropical area in South China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,. 171: 429-439 DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-1289-7

Huang DY, PA Peng, YG Xu, YY Deng, HM Deng. 2010. Distribution, regional sources, and deposition fluxes of organochlorine pesticides in precipitation in Guangzhou, South China. Atmospheric Research, 97: 115-123

Li, H.-Y., He, B., Xu, Y.-G., Huang, X.-L. 2010. U-Pb and Hf isotope analyses of detrital zircons from Late Paleozoic sediments: Insights into interactions of the North China Craton with surrounding plates. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 39, 335 – 346

Li J., Xu J.F., Suzuki K., He B., Xu Y.G., Ren Z.Y., 2010. Os, Nd and Sr isotope and trace element geochemistry of the Muli picrites: Insights into the mantle source of the Emeishan Large Igneous Province. Lithos. 119: 108-122

Ma JL, Wei GJ, Xu YG, Long WG, 2010. Variations of Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic systematics in basalt during intensive weathering. Chemical Geology. 269: 376-385

Qiu H.-N., J.R. Wijbrans, M. Brouwer, J.-B. Yun, L.-H. Zhao and Y.-G. Xu, 2010 Amphibolite facies retrograde metamorphism of the Zhujiachong eclogite, SE Dabieshan: 40Ar/39Ar age constraints from argon extraction using UV-laser microprobe, in vacuo crushing and stepwise heating. J. Metam. Geol., 28: 477-487

Yu SY, Xu YG*, Ma JL, Zheng YF, Kuang YS, Hong LB, Ge WC, Tong LX. 2010. Remnants of oceanic lower crust in the subcontinental lithospheric mantle: trace element and O isotope evidence from aluminous garnet pyroxenite xenoliths from Jiaohe, Northeast China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 297: 413-422

Yuan, C., Sun M., Wilde S., Xiao W.J., Xu Y.G., Long X.P., Zhao G.C., 2010. Post-collisional plutons in the Balikun area, East Chinese Tianshan: Evolving magmatism in response to extension and slab break-off. Lithos, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2010.07.004. 119: 269-288   

Zhang C.L., Li Z.X., Li X.H., Xu Y.G., Zhou, G., Ye, H.M., 2010. A Permian large igneous province in Tarim and Central Asian Orogenic Blet (CAOB), NW China: Results of a ca. 275 Ma mantle plume? Geological Society of American Bulletin. 122: 2020-2040

Zhang CL, Xu YG, Li ZX, Wang HY, 2010. Diverse Permian magmatism at the northern margin of the Tarim Block, NW China: genetically linked to the Permian Bachu mantle plume? Lithos, 119: 537-552   

He B, Xu Y.G.*, Campbell I, 2009. Pre-eruptive uplift in the Emeishan? Nature Geosciences, 2: 530-531

He B, Xu YG, S Patterson, 2009. Magmatic diapirism of the Fangshan pluton, southwest of Beijing, China. Journal of Structural Geology, 31: 615-626

Huang DY, YG Xu, PA Peng, HH Zhang and JB Lan, 2009. Chemical composition and seasonal variation of acid depositions in Guangzhou, South China: A comparison with precipitation in other Chinese major cities. Environmental pollution 157: 35-41.

Huang DY, Peng PA, Xu YG et al. 2009. Distribution and deposition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in precipitation in Guangzhou, South China. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China 21: 654-660

Huang XL, YG Xu*, JB Lan, QJ Yang, ZY Luo, 2009. Neoproterozoic adakitic rocks from Mopanshan in western Yangtze Craton: partial melts of a thickened lower crust. Lithos, 112: 367-381.

Yu SY, YG Xu*, XL Huang, JL Ma, WC Ge, HH Zhang, XF Qin, Hf-Nd isotopic decoupling in continental mantle lithosphere beneath Northeast China: Effects of pervasive mantle metasomatism, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 35: 554-570

Xu YG, Li HY, Pang CJ and He B, 2009. On the timing and duration of the destruction of the North China Craton. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54 (14): 1974-1989

Xu YG, Lan JB, Yang QJ, Huang XL, Qiu HN, 2008. Eocene break-off of the Neo-Tethyan slab as inferred from intraplate-type basaltic dykes in the Gaoligong belt, eastern Tibet. Chemical Geology 255: 439-453

Xu YG, J. Blusztajn, JL Ma, K Suzuki, J-F Liu and S R. Hart, 2008. Late Archean to Early Proterozoic lithospheric mantle beneath a reactivated craton: Sr-Nd-Os isotopes of peridotite xenoliths from Yangyuan and Fansi, western North China. Lithos 102: 25-42, 10.1016/j.lithos.2007.04.005, 102: 25-42

Xu YG, L Farmer, Menzies MA, Rudnick RL and Zhou MF, 2008. Continental volcanism and lithospheric evolution. Special volume, Lithos doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2007.10.004, 102: VIII-X

Xu YG, Luo ZY, Huang XL, He B, Xiao L, Xie LW and Shi YR, 2008. Zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope constraints on crustal melting associated with the Emeishan mantle plume. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72(13): 3084-3104, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.04.019

Liang Y-H, Chung SL, Liu DY, Xu Y-G, FY Wu, JH Yang, YB Wang, CH Lo, 2008. Detrital zircon evidence from Burma for reorganization of the eastern Himalayan river system. American J Sci. 308: 618638

Huang, XL, YG Xu*, XH Li, WX Li, JB Lan, HH Zhang, YS Liu, YB Wang, HY Li, ZY Luo, QJ Yang, 2008. Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic, highly fractionated A-type granites from Mianning, South China. Precambrian Research 165: 190-204

Xu YG, 2007. Diachronous lithospheric thinning of the North China Craton and formation of the Daxin’anling-Taihangshan gravity lineament. Lithos 96: 281-298 doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.09.013

Xu YG, B He, XL Huang, ZY Luo, SL Chung, L Xiao, D Zhu, H Shao JF Xu,, WM Fan, YJ Wang. 2007. Testing plume hypothesis in the Emeishan large igneous province. Episodes 30: 32-42

Xu YG, 2007. Mantle plume, large igneous provinces and lithospheric evolution. Episodes 30 (1): 5-5

Xu YG, B He, 2007. Thick and high velocity crust in Emeishan large igneous province, SW China: Evidence for crustal growth by magmatic underplating/intraplating. The Origins of Melting Anomalies: Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes, edited by G Foulger and D Jurdy. Geological Society of America Special Publication 430: 841-858

Menzies MA, YG Xu, HF Zhang and WM Fan, 2007. Integration of geology, geophysics & geochemistry: the key to understanding the North China Craton. Lithos 96: 1-21, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2006.09.008

He B, YG Xu, XL Huang, ZY Luo, YR Shi , QJ Yang, SY Yu, 2007. Age and duration of the Emeishan flood volcanism, SW China: Geochemistry and SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dating of silicic ignimbrites, post-volcanic Xuanwei Formation and clay tuff at the Chaotian section. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 255: 306-323

Huang XL, YG Xu, Ching-Hua Lo, RC Wang and CY Lin (2007) Multiple exsolutions in a clinopyroxene megacryst aggregate from Cenozoic basalts, Leizhou Peninsula, South China: Petrographic-chemical evolution and driving forces. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 154: 691-705

Saunders A.D., S.M. Jones, L.A. Morgan, K.L. Pierce, M. Widdowson, Y.G. Xu, 2007. The role of mantle plumes in the formation of continental large igneous provinces: field evidence used to constrain the effects of regional uplift. Chemical Geology, 241: 282-318 doi:10/1016/j.chemgeo.2007.01.017

Xu JF, K. Suzuki, YG Xu, HJ Mei, J Li, 2007, Os, Pb, and Nd isotope geochemistry of the Permian Emeishan Continental flood basalts: Insights into the source of a large igneous province. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71 (8): 2104-2119 doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.01.027.

Ma JL, Wei GJ, Xu YG, Long WG, Sun WD, 2007. Mobilization and re-distribution of major and trace elements during extreme weathering of basalt in Hainan Island, South China. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 3223-3237

He B., YG Xu, Ya-Mei Wang , Zhen Yu Luo, 2006. Sedimentation and lithofacies paleogeography in SW China before and after the Emeishan flood volcanism: New insights into surface response to mantle plume activity. Journal of Geology 114: 117-132

Xu YG, Ma JL, Feigenson MD, Frey FA and Liu JF, 2005. The role of lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction in the genesis of Quaternary tholeiitic and alkali basalts from Datong, western North China Craton. Chemical Geology 224: 247-271

Xu Y-G, Ma JL, Huang XL, Iizuka Y, Chung S-L, Wang Y-B and Wu X-Y, 2004. Early Cretaceous gabbroic complex from Yinan, Shandong Province: Petrogenesis and mantle domains beneath the North China Craton. International Journal of Earth Sciences 93: 1025-1041

Xu Y-G, He B, Chung SL, Menzies MA and Frey FA. 2004. The geologic, geochemical and geophysical consequences of plume involvement in the Emeishan flood basalt province. Geology 30(10): 917-920

Xu Y-G, S.-L. Chung, J. Ma and L. Shi. 2004. Contrasting Cenozoic lithospheric evolution and architecture in western and eastern Sino-Korean Craton: Constraints from geochemistry of basalts and mantle xenoliths. Journal of Geology 112 (5): 593-605

Xu Y-G, Huang X.L., Ma J.L., Wang YB, Iizuka Y, Xu JF, Wang Q and Wu XY. 2004. Crustal-mantle interaction during the thermo-tectonic reactivation of the North China Craton: SHRIMP zircon U-Pb age, petrology and geochemistry of Mesozoic plutons in western Shandong. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 147: 750-767

Xu Y.G. and Bodinier J.-L., 2004. Contrasting enrichments in high and low temperature xenoliths from Nushan, Eastern China: Results of a single metasomatic event during lithospheric accretion? Journal of Petrology 45: 321-341

Huang XL, Xu YG and Liu DY. 2004. Geochronology, petrology and geochemistry of the granulite xenoliths from Nushan, eastern China: Implication for a heterogeneous lower crust beneath the Sino-Korean Craton. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68127-149

Xiao L, Y.G. Xu, H.J. Mei, Y.F. Zheng, B. He and Franco Pirajno, 2004. Distinct mantle sources of low-Ti and high-Ti basalts from the western Emeishan large igneous province, SW China: implications for plume–lithosphere interaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 228525-546

Xu Y.-G., Huang X.L., Menzies MA and Wang RC. 2003, Highly magnesian olivines and green-core clinopyroxenes in ultrapotassic lavas from western Yunnan, China: evidence for a complex hybrid origin. European Journal of Mineralogy 15: 965-975

Xu Y.G., Menzies MA, Thirlwall MF, Huang X.L., Liu Y., Chen X.M., 2003. “Reactive” harzburgites from Huinan, NE China: products of lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction during lithospheric thinning? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67487-505

Xu Y.G., Mei HJ, Xu JF, Huang XL, Wang YJ and Chung S.L., 2003. Origin of differentiation trends in the Emeishan continental flood basalts, SW China. Chinese Sci Bulletin 48: 390-394

He B., Xu Y-G, Chung S-L, Xiao, L. and Wang Y, 2003. Sedimentary evidence for a rapid crustal doming prior to the eruption of the Emeishan flood basalts. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 213(3-4): 389-403

Xiao L., Xu Y-G, Chung S-L, Bin He, Mei HJ. Chemostratigraphic Correlation of Upper Permian Lava Succession from Yunnan Province, China: Extent of the Emeishan Large Igneous Province. International Geologic Review, 45: 753-766

Xu Y.G., 2002. Evidence for crustal components in mantle source and constraints on recycling mechanism: pyroxenite xenoliths from Hannuoba, North China. Chemical Geology 182(2-4): 301-322

Xu Y.G., Sun M., Yan W., Liu Y., Huang X. and Chen XM, 2002. Xenolith evidence for polybaric melting and stratification of the upper mantle beneath South China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 20(8): 937-954

Xu Y.G., 2001 Thermo-tectonic destruction of the Archaean lithospheric keel beneath eastern China: evidence, timing and mechanism. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (A), 26: 747-757

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Xu Y.G., Chung SL, Jahn BM and Wu GY. 2001. Petrological and geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of the Permo-Triassic Emeishan flood basalts in southwestern China. Lithos, 58: 145-168

Xu Y.G., Lin C.Y. and Shi L.B., 1999. The geotherm of the lithosphere beneath Qilin, SE China: A re-appraisal and implications for P-T estimation of Fe-rich pyroxenites. Lithos, 47: 181-193

Xu Y.G., 1999. Xenolith constraints on mantle processes and lithospheric evolution. Chinese IAVCEI National Report for 22nd IUGG (Birmingham, UK), China Meteorological Press, pp. 44-59

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Xu Y.G., Mercier J.C., Menzies M.A., Ross J.V., Harte B., Lin C.Y. and Shi L.B., 1996. K-rich glass-bearing wehrlite xenoliths from Yitong, Northeastern China: petrological and chemical evidence for mantle metasomatism.  Contrib. Mineral. Petrol.  125: 406-420

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