Armored mudstone boulders in submarine debris-flow deposits, the Hunghae Formation, Pohang Basin: An evidence for the large-scale slumping of adjacent area of a submarine channel or scar wall SCOPUS KCI OTHER

Title
Armored mudstone boulders in submarine debris-flow deposits, the Hunghae Formation, Pohang Basin: An evidence for the large-scale slumping of adjacent area of a submarine channel or scar wall
Author(s)
Chun, S.S.; Choe, M.Y.; Chough, S.K.
Publication Year
2002
Abstract
In the Hunghae Formation of the Pohang Basin, some heavily armored, calcareous mudstone balls (boulders) occur in a chaotic conglomerate bed which was deposited from debris flow on a steep slope. Sparsely armored or unarmored mudstone balls are also found in the same bed. Also some isolated armored mudstone boulders occur in a homogeneous mudstone bed of the formation which is interpreted as hemipelagite. The armored mudstone balls were most likely formed by retrogressive failures of submarine channel or scar wall and subsequent rolling over sand and pebble pavement along the submarine channel floor prior to incorporation into the debris flow. Their occurrence also suggests that a large-scale slumping should be happened on the upper slope apron or lower prodelta including the submarine channel and be evolved into debris flows, resulting in the corporation of the boulders into them. Some armored mud boulders rolled along and passed away the channelized gravel pavement, and deposited on hemipelagic mud in lower slope, not having been reworked.
ISSN
1226-4806
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5783
DOI
10.1007/BF02912692
Bibliographic Citation
Geosciences Journal, v.6, no.3, pp.215 - 225, 2002
Publisher
Korean Association of Geoscience Societies
Keywords
Armored mudstone ball; Debris flow; Hunghae Formation; Pebble pavement; Pohang Basin; Slumping; Submarine channel
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korean Association of Geoscience Societies
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