Geologic Age of Quartz Schist - Quartzite from Yeongam and Yeongsanpo Areas around Southwestern Part of Ogcheon Belt

옥천대 서남부 영암과 영산포 석영편암-규암의 지질시대

Choi, Sung-Ja;Kim, Dong-Yeon;Song, Kyo-Young

  • Received : 2016.04.18
  • Accepted : 2016.04.29
  • Published : 2016.04.28


Quartz schist - quartzite is often intercalated in metasedimentary rocks of Ogcheon belt or aligned parallel to the boundary between Yeongnam massif and Ogcheon belt. However, stratigraphic sequence and or geologic age of the rocks has been still variable among authors as Precambrian or Paleozoic. In this study, we carried out SHRIMP U-Pb age data of detrital zircons from Yeongam and Yeongsanpo areas and compared ours with other zircon ages from other areas. The detrital zircons from the studied area show no age younger than 1.8 Ga but yielded clusters at Neoarchean (2.5 Ga) and Paleoproterozoic (1.8 Ga). On the other hand, the age range of zircon U-Pb dating of Paleozoic quartzites yielded from Archean to middle Paleozoic and clusters at Paleoproterozoic, Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic. The characteristics of the zircon age range and the dominant age peak might become a key to classify the Proterozoic to Paleozoic quartz schists-quartzites, which ages are still remained under controversy. Based on the statistical results of the zircon ages in this study, quartz schist - quartzite from Yeongam and Yeongsanpo is considered to be deposited during Proterozoic.


quartz schist-quarzite;1.8 Ga;zircon age distribution;dominant peak age;Paeleoproterozic;Paleozic


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Grant : 지질도폭 조사연구

Supported by : 한국지질자원연구원