Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic compositions and REE abundances were measured on the Ishikawa composite mass, which is one of the older granitic rocks in the Abukuma mountains. Three mineral and two whole-rock samples define a Sm-Nd isochron yielding an age of 111±42 Ma with an initial 143Nd/144Nd ratio of 0.51251±3. Eight whole-rock samples give a Rb-Sr isochron age of 106±16Ma with an initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio of 0.70518±15. These ages are interpreted to represent the time of intrusion, supporting the Jurassic age of the Gosaisho metamorphic rocks confirmed by the fossil evidence. The Nd model ages of the Jshikawa mass relative to CHUR are as young as intrusion ages, whereas those relative to DM are 600-800Ma. On the basis of the REE patterns and εNd-εSr relationship, the Ishikawa mass is thought to be derived from the source material similar to CHUR. It is therefore suggested that the intrusion of the Ishikawa mass occurred subsequently to the differentiation of the source magma from the mantle.
Conversion factors between SI and CGS units for magnetic susceptibility and other magnetic quantities are described. The relationship between the volume magnetic susceptibility χSI in SI units and the specific magnetic susceptibility χCGS in CGS units is given by the formula χSI=4πρχCGS, where ρ is the density of rocks. A nomogram for their conversion is shown.