KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES
THE WORLD'S LEADING RESEARCH
INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE
PUBLICATIONS OF GEOLOGICAL MAPS BASED ON GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION STANDARDIZATION
Since the last publication of the Geological Map of Korea (on a scale of 1:1,000,000) in 1995, considerable amounts of new geologic and stratigraphic information, largely based on high-quality age data, have been acquired. This necessitates a revision of the map reflecting the new findings and research on the geology of Korea. The new, revised edition of the Geological Map of Korea (1:1,000,000) is planned to be published in 2019. This year a revised preliminary version of the distribution of Precambrian to Phanerozoic rocks in the Korean Peninsula has been completed on the basis of a systematically classified legend to reflect all of the new geological information (Fig. 1).
In addition to the revised geological map of Korea, a series of tectonostratigraphic maps of the western coastal areas of the central Korean Peninsula on a scale of 1:100,000 will be published owing to the geological and tectonic importance of these areas due to the occurrence of unusual high-pressure rocks, such as Meso- to Neoproterozoic supracrustal and intrusive types that are rarely found on the mainland. A tectonostratigraphic map of the Dangjin-Daesan area (1:100,000 scale) was published in 2018 (Fig. 2).
Fig. 1. New preliminary revised geological map of Korea (2018).
Fig. 2. Tectonostratigraphic map of the Dangjin-Daesan area (1:100,000 scale).