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Taebaek Group (Cambrian-Ordovician) in the Seokgaejae section, Taebaeksan Basin: A refined lower Paleozoic stratigraphy in Korea

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The Taebaek Group (Cambrian-Ordovician) in the Taebaeksan Basin comprises mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sequence and is exposed well in the Seokgaejae section located in the central-eastern part of the Korean Peninsula. The group in the Seokgaejae section consists of in ascending order the Myeonsan, Myobong, Daegi, Sesong, Hwajeol, Dongjeom, Dumugol, Makgol, Jigunsan and Duwibong formations. This study describes in detail the well-exposed outcrop sections of the Taebaek Group in the Seokgaejae Pass in order to refine the lithostratigraphy of the lower Paleozoic strata in the Taebaeksan Basin, Korea. The refined lithostratigraphy delineates clearly the lithologic boundary between the Myobong and Daegi formations, the Hwajeol and Dongjeom formations, the Dumugol and Makgol formations, and the Makgol and Jigunsan formations. The preliminary information on trilobite faunal assemblages suggests that the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary can be placed within the lowermost part of the Dongjeom Formation.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Choi, D. K., Chough, S. K., Kwon, Y. K., Lee, S. B., Woo, J., Kang, I., . . . Lee, D. J. (2004). Taebaek Group (Cambrian-Ordovician) in the Seokgaejae section, Taebaeksan Basin: A refined lower Paleozoic stratigraphy in Korea. Geosciences Journal, 8(2), 125-151. doi:10.1007/BF02910190

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27644506769

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 151

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The Taebaek Group (Cambrian-Ordovician) in the Taebaeksan Basin comprises mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sequence and is exposed well in the Seokgaejae section located in the central-eastern part of the Korean Peninsula. The group in the Seokgaejae section consists of in ascending order the Myeonsan, Myobong, Daegi, Sesong, Hwajeol, Dongjeom, Dumugol, Makgol, Jigunsan and Duwibong formations. This study describes in detail the well-exposed outcrop sections of the Taebaek Group in the Seokgaejae Pass in order to refine the lithostratigraphy of the lower Paleozoic strata in the Taebaeksan Basin, Korea. The refined lithostratigraphy delineates clearly the lithologic boundary between the Myobong and Daegi formations, the Hwajeol and Dongjeom formations, the Dumugol and Makgol formations, and the Makgol and Jigunsan formations. The preliminary information on trilobite faunal assemblages suggests that the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary can be placed within the lowermost part of the Dongjeom Formation.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Choi, D. K., Chough, S. K., Kwon, Y. K., Lee, S. B., Woo, J., Kang, I., . . . Lee, D. J. (2004). Taebaek Group (Cambrian-Ordovician) in the Seokgaejae section, Taebaeksan Basin: A refined lower Paleozoic stratigraphy in Korea. Geosciences Journal, 8(2), 125-151. doi:10.1007/BF02910190

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27644506769

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 151

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication