Table 5.2 – Evolution in nomenclature of volcanic successions of Hong Kong. Precise correlations not intended.
Territory-
wide
Williams et
al.
(1945)
Davis (1952)
Territory-
wide
Ruxton
(1960)
Territory-
wide
Allen &
Stephens
(1971)
Sha Tin(Addison, 1986) Kowloon/Hong
Kong Island
(Strange & Shaw)
NW New
Territories
(Langford et al.,
1989)
Sai Kung/
Clearwater Bay
(Strange et al., 1990)
Lantau District (Langford et al.,
1995)
NE New Territories (Lai et al., 1996) Territory-wide Campbell & Sewell
(1997)
Territory-wide This Account
Shelter
Volcanics
    REPULSE
BAY
VOLCANIC
GROUP
Top not seen   Top not seen REPULSE
BAY
VOLCANIC
GROUP
(RBVG)
Long Harbour
Formation
REPULSE
BAY
VOLCANIC
GROUP
(RBVG)
Top not seen RBVG Long Harbour
Formation
REPULSE
BAY
VOLCANIC
GROUP
5 High Island Formation KAU SAI
CHAU
VOLCANIC
GROUP
High Island Formation
Lai Chi Chong
Formation
Mount Davis
Formation
Lai Chi Chong
Formation
Clearwater Bay Formation Clearwater Bay Formation
High Island
Formation
(Sunset Peak
Member)
TSUEN
WAN
VOLCANIC
GROUP
(TWVG)
Ngo Mei Chau
Formtaion
Pan Long Wan Formtaion REPULSE
BAY
VOLCANIC
GROUP
TRACHYTIC'
SUBGROUP
Pan Long Wan Formtaion
Cleareater Bay
Formation
Mang Kung Uk Formation Mang Kung Uk Formation
Plove Cove
Formation
Repulse Bay
Formation
Mang Kung Uk
Formation
Lantau
Formation
Sai Lau Kong
Formation
4 Chek Kwu Shan Formation
Ap Lei Chau Formtaion
Chek Kwu Shan Formation
Silverstrand
Formation
3 Ngo Mei Chau Formation
Mount Davis Formation
Sai Kung Formation
Long Harbour Formation
Lai Chi Chong Formation
Ap Lei Chau Formtaion
Tai Mo Shan
Formation
Tai Mo Shan
Formation
Tai Mo Shan
Formation
(Pak Kok
Member)
Tai Mo Shan
Formation
Ngo Mei Chau Formation
  Ap Lei Chau
Formation
Ap Lei Chau
Formation
Ap Lei Chau
Formation
(Cheung Shan
Member)
RHYOLITIC'
SUBGROUP
Mount Davis Formation
Shing Mun
Formation
Shing Mun
Formation
Base not seen TSUEN
WAN
VOLCANIC
GROUP
(TWVG)
Shing Mun
Formation
Shing Mun
Formation
Long Harbour Formation
Repulse Bay
Volcanics
2 Lantau Formation LANTAU
VOLCANIC
GROUP
Lai Chi Chong Formation
Undifferentiated
(Shek Lung Kung
Member)
  TSUEN
WAN
VOLCANIC
GROUP
1 Sai Lau Kong Formation TSUEN
WAN
VOLCANIC
GROUP
Sai Lau Kong Formation
Tai Mo Shan Formation Tai Mo Shan Formation
Shing Mun Formation

Yim Tin Tsai Formation
Shing Mun Formation

Yim Tin Tsai Formation
Yim Tin Tsai
Formation
Yim Tin Tsai
Formation
Yim Tin Tsai
Formation
Base not seen
Breccia Tsuen Mun
Formation
Base not seen   Tuen Mun Formation   Tuen Mun Formation
  Tsing Shan
Formation

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