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Field Trip is designed to visit to South Korea's exotic geological sites before and after the ISAES 2019. This tour program will give all participants an opportunity to much better understand about geological features of Korea.


(Pre-symposium Field Trip)


(Pre-symposium Field Trip)

Jeju Island

(Post-symposium Field Trip)


1. Geology and Tectonics of the Gyeonggi Marginal Belt

Date : 19 July - 21 July, 2019

Price : USD 350 / per person

(Note: This price is including meals, admission, and accommodation fee without personal expenses. A twin room will be provided and roommate will be assigned randomly.)

Application Submission Deadline : 31 May, 2019

Please download and complete the application form below and send it to both Tour Agent and ISAES 2019 Secretariat via e-mail.

Tour Agent:
ISAES 2019 Secretariat:

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This three-day trip will provide an overview on geology and tectonics of the Korean Peninsula with an emphasis on the Permian-Triassic orogenesis in the Gyeonggi Marginal Belt (or Imjingang Belt), situated ~60 km to the north of Seoul. This fold-thrust belt is a strong candidate for continuation of the Dabie-Sulu continental collisional belt between North and South China cratons. We will examine major outcrops in the Gyeonggi Marginal Belt, and a new tectonostratigraphic scheme of the Korean Peninsula will be introduced. During the field trip, we plan to visit a few tourist spots including the Demilitarized Zone area and the Unification Observatory.

Field Trip Leader

M. Cho (Email:, has been actively involved in field-related research dealing with fold-thrust belts and basement massifs of the Korean Peninsula for the last 3 decades. He has recently published a few papers on geology and tectonics of Korea:

Cho, M., Lee, Y., Kim, T., Cheong, W., Kim, Y., Lee, S.R., 2017, Tectonic evolution of Precambrian basement massifs and an adjoining fold-and-thrust belt
   (Gyeonggi Marginal Belt), Korea: an overview. Geosciences Journal, 21, 845-865.
Cho, M., Min, K., and Kim, H., 2018, Geology of the 2018 Winter Olympic site, Pyeongchang, Korea: International Geology Review, 60, 267-287.

※ Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Date Time Destination Details
Day 1
(19 July)
~ 08:30 Meet and depart at the Songdo Convensia

Ca. 1.86 Ga gneiss,
Gyeonggi Massif

Calcsilicate and deformed granite

08:30 ~ 10:00 Move to Jeongok Town
10:30 ~ 12:00 Basement gneisses (ca. 1.87-1.86 Ga)
anzd quartzite, Gyeonggi Massif
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:00 ~ 17:00 Neoproterozoic (ca. 750 Ma) deformed granites,
mylonitic gneisses in the Gyeonggi Shear Zone
17:00 ~ 19:30 Dinner
19:30 ~ 20:00 Move to Hotel
20:00 ~ End of Day 1
Day 2
(20 July)
~ 08:30 Meet at the hotel lobby

Calcsilicate and amphibolite

Pillow lava, Hantan River

Kyanite schist, Jingok Unit

08:30 ~ 09:30 Move to Jeongok Town
09:30 ~ 12:00 Calcsilicates, metasandstones,
and amphibolites, Samgot Unit, Jeongok
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch
13:00 ~ 14:30 Quarternary basalt, Hantan River
14:30 ~ 17:00 Garnet (± staurolite, kyanite) schists, Jingok Unit,
Yeoncheon and Daekwang-ri towns
17:00 ~ 18:00 Move to Hotel
18:00 ~ 20:00 Dinner
~ 20:00 End of Day 2
Day 3
(21 July)
~ 08:30 Meet at the hotel lobby

DMZ Tour

08:30 ~ 09:30 Move to Imjingak
09:30 ~ 12:30 DMZ Tour
12:30 ~ 13:30 Lunch
13:30 ~ 15:30 Unification Observatory
15:30 ~ 17:30 Move to Songdo Convensia

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