Stratigraphy and Geological Structure of the Northwestern Okcheon Metamorphic Belt Near the Chungju Area

충주지역 북서부 옥천변성대의 층서 및 지질구조

  • Ryu, In-Chang (Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Hoon (Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University)
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

The Northwestern Okcheon Metamorphic Belt in the Chungju area consists of the Munjuri Formation, the Daehyangsan Quartzite, the Hyangsanri Dolomite, and the Gyemyeongsan Formation, but the stratigraphy is still controversial. For a stratigraphic study, detailed stratigraphic sections were measured in two locations and mapping was carried out in the study area. The Munjuri Formation and the Daehyangsan Quartzite changed gradually in north and south section, but bedding parallel faults have developed in the boundary between two formations. The Daehyangsan Quartzite and the Hyangsanri Dolomite are conformable. Fault have developed in boundary between the Hyangsanri Dolomite and the Gyemyeongsan Formation. As a result of mapping in the study area, folding was recognized with $41^{\circ}/280^{\circ}$ plunging axis in the north part of the study area. Therefore, the bedding-parallel faults in the boundary might have occurred resulting from a layer parallel slip during the folding as well as the thrust. These results from this study and previous studies indicate that bedding-parallel faults in boundary between the Munjuri Formation and the Daehyangsan Quartzite are caused by a layer parallel slip during the folding. The fault between the Hyangsanri Dolomite and the Gyemyeongsan Formation is considered as a thrust fault, thereby the uppermost Gyemyeongsan Formation is placed under the Munjuri Formation. However the Gyemyeongsan Formation and the Munjuri Formation have similar age and rock composition. Hence, the Gyemyeongsan Formation is considered as an equivalent one with the Munjuri Formation. Therefore, the stratigraphy of Northwestern Okcheon Metamorphic Belt consists of the Gyemyeongsan/ Munjuri formations, the Daehyangsan Quartzite, and the Hyangsanri Dolomite in ascending order.

Keywords

Okcheon Metamorphic Belt;Chungju;stratigraphy;geological structure

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