- Volume 18 Issue 3
Sedimentary petrology and depositional environments of the Sindong Group, consisting of in ascending order the Nagdong, Hasandong and Jinju Formations, in the Euiseong Subbasin are studied. For these, the Sindong sequence over 1,000m thick is measured at the scale of 1:200 and 36 thin sections of sandstones of the Hasandong Formation are studied under the polarizing microscope. In addition, published paleontologic data are incorporated in the sedimentologic interpretation. Most of the sandstones are classified as arkose. They are moderately sorted, near symmetrical to fine skewed and mesokurtic. Relationship between the textural parameters suggests a fluviatile environment of the Hasandong Formation. The Sindong fauna and flora also indicate non-marine depositional environments. Sedimentologic data of the measured sections show that the Sindong Group is made up of from the bottom an alluvial fan (lower part of the Nagdong Formation), a fluvial plain (upper part of the Nagdong Formation and the Hasandong Formation) and a fluvial/lacustrine (the Jinju Formation) deposits.