Interpretation of Provenance and Transportation Process for Bakseok of Geunjeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea

경복궁 근정전 박석의 산지와 운송과정 해석

  • Received : 2015.06.15
  • Accepted : 2015.08.08
  • Published : 2015.09.30


The Bakseok of Geunjeongjeon Hall in Gyeongbokgung Palace is platy floor stone acting as drainage, protected glaring and sliding. The Bakseoks were composed of anisotropic medium-grained biotite granite with a weak myrmekitic texture. Interpretation of transportation process for the Bakseok and original granite provenance trace of and analyze of identity based on ancient writings and detail field survey. As a result, the very similar granite with the Bakseok in lithology, composition mineral, texture and geochemical characteristics was found around Mt. Nakgasan in the Seokmodo Island. There were interpreted stonework process of the Bakseok used exfoliation granite dome with physical weathering properties in Seokmodo Island, to get platy stone economically stonework at the state level as a minimized on burden of supply and men power.


Gyeongbokgung Palace;Geunjeongjeon Hall;Bakseok;biotite granite;provenance interpretation;Seokmodo Island;stonework


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