BULLETIN OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF JAPAN
Online ISSN : 2186-490X
Print ISSN : 1346-4272
ISSN-L : 1346-4272
Volume 71 , Issue 5
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  • Takashi KUDO, Seiji HORIUCHI, Yukio YANAGISAWA
    Type: research-article
    2020 Volume 71 Issue 5 Pages 439-462
    Published: November 30, 2020
    Released: December 04, 2020
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    Chronostratigraphy of the Lower to Middle Miocene Sarugamori, Takahoko, Tomari and Gamanosawa formations in the eastern part of Shimokita Peninsula, Northeast Japan was constructed based on geological survey and microfossil biostratigraphic analysis. The diatom zone NPD4Ba and the calcareous nannofossil zone CN4 are identified in the Gamanosawa Formation and the diatom zones NPD4A, NPD4Ba, NPD4Bb and the calcareous nannofossil zone CN5a are identified in the upper part of the Takahoko Formation. The age of each formation estimated from litho- and biostratography is as follows; Sarugamori Formation: between 17 Ma and 15 Ma, Takahoko Fomation: 16.6–13.1 Ma, Tomari Formation: 16.6–15 Ma, Gamanosawa Formation: 15–10 Ma. Biostratigraphy shows that most of the KAr ages reported from the Tomari Formation by previous studies are rejuvenated ages. The unconformity between the Tomari and Gamanosawa Formations around 15 Ma is correlated to the widespread unconformity recognized in the Miocene strata in the central and northeast Japan.

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  • Tomonori NAYA, Masashi NAGAI, Kentaro OMURA
    Type: Report
    2020 Volume 71 Issue 5 Pages 463-472
    Published: November 30, 2020
    Released: December 04, 2020
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    In order to investigate the presence of marine Pleistocene deposits under the Hidaka Upland, the western part of Kanto Plain, central Japan, diatom assemblages are analyzed using cuttings specimens obtained from the depth between 550 to 130 m of the Hidaka Observation Well drilled by National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED). Diatom fossils occur in the specimens ranging from the depth 130 to 200 m in the well. All diatom assemblages are dominated by marine to brackish species, suggesting that marine beds include shallow marine sediments. Since the fossil diatom Lancineis rectilatus, a biostratigraphic index species indicating 1.45 to 0.7 Ma in Kanto Plain, is not found from any specimens, shallow marine beds in the well can be correlated to below the L. rectilatus zone in the Kawajima core, 600 m-long core located at about 14 km away from the Hidaka Observation Well, and also correlated to the Lower Pleistocene Bushi Formation in the Kaji Hills.

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  • Takeyuki UEKI
    Type: Report
    2020 Volume 71 Issue 5 Pages 473-479
    Published: November 30, 2020
    Released: December 04, 2020
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    Sediment core 42 m long was drilled in the Nahari Lowland, east Kochi Prefecture, southwest Japan. The core was composed entirely of gravelly deposits derived by the Nahari River. Radiocarbon (14C) ages from Latest Pleistocene to Early Holocene were obtained at four horizons. A Holocene incised valley fills more than 42 m thick underlie in the Nahari Lowland. Higher sedimentation rate of the incised valley fills corresponds to the Early Holocene transgression. Sediment core 42 m long was drilled in the Nahari Lowland, east Kochi Prefecture, southwest Japan. The core was composed entirely of gravelly deposits derived by the Nahari River. Radiocarbon (14C) ages from Latest Pleistocene to Early Holocene were obtained at four horizons. A Holocene incised valley fills more than 42 m thick underlie in the Nahari Lowland. Higher sedimentation rate of the incised valley fills corresponds to the Early Holocene transgression.

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