The Gua Musang Group: A newly proposed stratigraphic unit for the Permo-Triassic sequence of Northern Central Belt, Peninsular Malaysia


Author : Kamal Roslan Mohamed, Nelisa Ameera Mohamed Joeharry, Mohd Shafeea Leman & Che Aziz AliPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 62Page : 131 - 142Year : 2016


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 62, December 2016, pp. 131-142

The Gua Musang Group: A newly proposed stratigraphic unit for the Permo-Triassic sequence of Northern Central Belt,
Peninsular Malaysia

Kamal Roslan Mohamed1,2,*, Nelisa Ameera Mohamed Joeharry1, Mohd Shafeea Leman1,2 & Che Aziz Ali1,2

1Geology Programme, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia
2Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: kamal@ukm.edu.my


Abstract: The close association between the Gua Musang formation, Telong formation, Aring Formation, and Nilam marble reflect the lateral facies changes among these formations. Poorly delineated boundaries between each formation calls for a reassessment on the genetic and stratigraphic correlation of these formations. The newly proposed Gua Musang Group is defined as argillite-carbonate-volcanic deposited within the same Gua Musang platform during Permo-Triassic period, which includes all four formations under study. High resolution stratigraphy is needed for each formation for better stratigraphic correlation between the various lithostratigraphic units of the Gua Musang Group and other chronologically related rock formations in the region.The new division of formations within this Group is proposed based on lithologies and stratigraphic correlation that could provide better understanding on the geology of northern section of Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia.


Keywords: Gua Musang Group, Permian, Triassic, Central Belt, Peninsular Malaysia