Tectonic Setting of the Eastern Margin of the Sino-Korean Block in the Pennsylvanian: Constraints from Detrital Zircon Ages SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Tectonic Setting of the Eastern Margin of the Sino-Korean Block in the Pennsylvanian: Constraints from Detrital Zircon Ages
Author(s)
Kim, Mun Gi; Lee, Yong Il; Choi, Taejin
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Mun Gi(김문기)
Publication Year
2020-06
Abstract
To test the previous hypothesis that upper Paleozoic sediments in the eastern Sino-Korean Block were mostly derived from the paleo-orogen located to the east, we compared published and new U-Pb age data of detrital zircons from Pennsylvanian strata distributed in the Sino-Korean Block (SKB). The age distributions of detrital zircons from different localities of Pennsylvanian strata in North China reflect varying contributions from the Inner Mongolia Paleo-uplift in the north and the Central China Orogenic Belt in the south. The supply of detritus from the northern source to distant areas, however, appears to have been limited during the Pennsylvanian times. The age distributions of detrital zircons from Korean Pennsylvanian strata located in the east of the SKB are characterized by a dense cluster of 1.84-1.90 Ga and differ from those of North China. The Korean age characteristic is best explained by strong influences of the detritus derived from the Paleoproterozoic Yeongnam Massif in southeastern Korea. Along with the significant number of zircons that record syn- to near-depositional magmatic activities, this observation supports the hypothesis of the existence of an active continental margin setting in the east of the SKB.
ISSN
2075-163X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/20978
DOI
10.3390/min10060527
Bibliographic Citation
MINERALS, v.10, no.6, 2020
Publisher
MDPI
Subject
NORTH CHINA CRATON; LATE PALEOZOIC EXHUMATION; U-PB; TAEBAEKSAN BASIN; PYEONGAN SUPERGROUP; CRETACEOUS BASINS; JAPANESE ISLANDS; BENXI FORMATION; CRUSTAL GROWTH; EVOLUTION
Keywords
Pennsylvanian; Sino-Korean Block; provenance; detrital zircons; U-Pb ages
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
MDPI
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Research Interests

marine geology,sediment geochemistry,paleoclimatology,해양지질,퇴적물 지화학,고기후

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