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The Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong

The Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong

The Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong by J.A. Fyfe, R. Shaw, S.D.G. Campbell, K.W. Lai and P.A. Kirk, 2000, 210p., 109 figures, 7 tables, 82 plates, and 6 maps at 1:100,000 scale. The memoir presents a comprehensive overview of the Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong, including its superficial deposits, both onshore and offshore, geomorphology, and weathering of insitu rock. The superficial deposits are described in terms of their age, stratigraphy, composition, engineering character, and resource significance. The memoir is extensively illustrated and is supplied as a boxed set which includes 6 thematic maps depicting various aspects of topography, bathymetry, and the distribution of superficial deposits of various ages.


The Pre-Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong

The Pre-Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong

The Pre-Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong by R.J. Sewell, S.D.G. Campbell, C.J.N. Fletcher, K.W. Lai and P.A. Kirk, 2000, 181p., 90 figures, 16 tables, 103 plates, and 4 maps at 1:100,000 scale. The memoir presents a comprehensive overview of the Pre-Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong, including its stratigraphy and structure. The classification and description of the rocks are discussed in detail and their ages and distributions are described and interpreted. Hong Kong!|s rocks are also considered in relation to regional stratigraphy and tectonics. The memoir is extensively illustrated and is supplied as a boxed set which includes 4 thematic maps depicting the solid geology, the relief based on a digital elevation model, and magnetic anomalies offshore.


Since its establishment in 1982, the Hong Kong Geological Survey has published over 40 maps and reports. Fifteen 1:20,000-scale geological maps, together with six descriptive memoirs.

Maps and memoirs index


Memoir No. 1

Memoir of Geology of Sha Tin

Geology of Sha Tin by R. Addison, 1986, 85 p., 10 figures, 8 tables, and 35 plates. This memoir describes the solid and superficial geology of Sha Tin in central New Territories and accompanies Hong Kong Geological Survey Geological Map Sheet No. 7. The memoir includes descriptions of Late Palaeozoic rocks in Hong Kong along with Mesozoic volcanic, granitic and sedimentary rocks.


Memoir No. 2

Memoir of Geology of Hong Kong and Kowloon

Geology of Hong Kong and Kowloon by P.J. Strange and R. Shaw, 1986, 134 p., 6 tables, 31 figures, and 61 plates. This memoir describes the solid and superficial geology of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It covers the geology depicted on map Sheet Nos. 11 and 15 but also parts of Sheet Nos. 10, 14 and 16. This area is underlain mainly by Cretaceous volcanic and granitic rocks.


Memoir No. 3

Memoir of Geology of the Western New Territories

Geology of the Western New Territories by R.L. Langford, K.W. Lai, R.S. Arthurton, and R. Shaw, 140 p., 25 figures, 8 tables, and 58 plates. This memoir describes the geology covered by Geological Map Sheet Nos. 2, 5 and 6 which is underlain mainly by Mesozoic granitic and volcanic rocks, and Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks. The memoir includes a description of buried karst in the vicinity of Yuen Long.


Memoir No. 4

Memoir of Geology of Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay

Geology of Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay by P.J. Strange, R. Shaw and R. Addison, 1990, 111 p., 21 figures, 9 tables, and 42 plates. This memoir describes the solid and superficial geology of Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay in the eastern New Territories, which is underlain mainly by Cretaceous volcanic rocks. It accompanies Map Sheet Nos. 8, 12, and 16.


Memoir No. 5

Memoir of Geology of the Northeastern New Territories

Geology of the Northeastern New Territories by K.W. Lai, S.D.G. Campbell, and R. Shaw, 1996, 6 Tables, 27 Figures, 42 Plates, 144 p. This memoir describes the solid and superficial geology of the northeastern New Territories which is composed mainly of Jurassic volcanic rocks and Cretaceous sedimentary rocks. It accompanies geological map Sheet Nos. 3 and 4, including a description of Ping Chau.


Memoir No. 6

Memoir of Geology of Lantau District

Geology of Lantau District by R.L. Langford, J.C.W. James, R.Shaw, S.D.G. Campbell, P.A. Kirk and R.J. Sewell, 1995, 3 Tables, 24 Figures, 54 Plates, 173p. This memoir accompanies geological map Sheet Nos.9, 10, 13, and 14 and mainly describes the geology of Lantau Island, Ma Wan, and part of Tsing Yi. The district is composed mostly of Jurassic volcanic and granitic rocks.