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Boron isotopic discrimination for subduction-related serpentinites

The Guatemala Suture Zone (GSZ), Guatemala, is a region that contains two distinct suture-related serpentinite mélanges straddling the Motagua fault and an ophiolitic complex paired with the northern mélange. The serpentinite matrix of the mélanges formed by subduction-fluid hydration of peridotite from the deep mantle wedge. The occurrence of serpentinite from both exhumed subduction channel mélange and ophiolite is not uncommon in paleo–suture zones, but distinguishing them and their tectonic origin can be difficult.
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