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Busan National Geopark

Geodiversity

Busan’ Geological Map

Busan’s geological map showing geological diversity

Rocks and geologic eras of Busan Geopark

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Rocks and geologic eras of Busan Geopark
Geologic era Rock types Distribution Areas
Quaternary period Alluvial layer Entire area
Terrace sedimentary layer Morundae
Tertiary period Rhyolitic dike Songdo Peninsula, Taejongdae, Jangsan, etc.
Andesitic dike Morundae, Dusong Peninsula, etc.
Granite Geumjeongsan, Baeyangsan, Taejongdae, etc.
Cretaceous period Granite Geumjeongsan, Baeyangsan, Taejongdae, etc.
Conglomerate Morundae, Dusong Peninsula, Songdo Peninsula, Dudo, etc.
Sandstone Morundae, Dusong Peninsula, Songdo Peninsula, Dudo, etc.
Siltstone Morundae, Dusong Peninsula, Songdo Peninsula, Dudo Island, etc.
Mudstone Morundae, Dusong Peninsula, Songdo Peninsula, Dudo Island, etc.
Marl Dusong Peninsula, Songdo Peninsula, etc.
Tuffaceous sedimentary rock Songdo Peninsula, Taejongdae, Igidae, Baegyangsan, etc./td>
Andesite Morundae, Songdo Peninsula, Igidae, Baegyangsan, etc
Decite Morundae, Taejongdae, Baegyangsan, Dudo, etc.
Rhyolite Jangsan
Basaltic andesite Songdo Peninsula
Pyroclastic rock Songdo Peninsula, Dudo, Igidae, Baegyangsan, Jangsan, etc.
Gabbro Hwangnyeongsan

Types of geological attractions (international value)

Status of geological attractions with international value

Dusong Peninsula

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Songdo Peninsula

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Morundae
(Dadaepo Beach)

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Status of geological attractions with international value
Geological attraction Content Remark
Dusong Peninsula Published in renowned international academic journals
  • Island Arc
  • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
Used as an important exploration site
  • Academic exploration by the Geological Society of Korea
  • Joint Geological Science & Technology Academic Exploration
Songdo Peninsula Published in renowned international academic journals
  • Earth-Science Reviews
Introduced in foreign textbook
  • Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula
Used as an important exploration site
  • Academic exploration by the Geological Society of Korea
  • Joint Geological Science & Technology Academic Exploration
Morundae Published in renowned international academic journals
  • Island Arc
Used as an important exploration site
  • Academic exploration by the Geological Society of Korea
  • Joint Geological Science & Technology Academic Exploration
Geological attractions introduced in renowned international academic journals
Geological attractions used as important exploration sites

Types of geological attractions (national and educational value)

Geological attractions designated as national cultural properties

Orbicular Gabbro

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Nakdonggang Estuary

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Taejongdae

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Oryukdo Islands

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Geological attractions designated as national cultural properties
Orbicular Gabbro Natural Monument No. 267
Eulsukdo Island Natural Monument No. 179
Taejongdae Scenic Site No. 17
Oryukdo Islands Scenic Site No. 24
Morundae, Taejongdae and Dusong Peninsula used for Pusan National University’s geological field education
Orbicular Gabbro and Songdo Peninsula geological attractions selected for 150 Korea’s Geologic Outcrops (*Source – Google Earth)
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