The Geological Society of Hong Kong 香港地質學會
Last updated: 10 October 2014
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    Rock of the month

    Ammonite fossil
    Ammonites are the most widely known fossil. They are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals of the class Cephalopoda, modern members include the nautilus, octopus, squid and cuttlefish. Ammonites first appeared in the early Devonian period (about 400 Mya) and became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period along with the dinosaurs. They are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which they are found to specific geological time periods.

    Our Society - GSHK
    The Geological Society of Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation that attempts to promote geological and earth science studies within Hong Kong and the adjacent region. We organise local and overseas fieldtrips, as well as lectures. The Society publishes a journal (The Hong Kong Geologist) and bulletins dealing with a variety of earth science subjects.

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    Whats New!

    Date        :     18th November, 2014 (Tuesday)
     Time      :     7:00 p.m.
    Venue     : Seminar Room, 3/Fl., Mariner’s Club, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui  (Near MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit K)
    Nomination and proxy form, please click here
    Members and guests are welcome to join the casual dinner at own cost after the AGM as usual

    2015 PACRIM Congress in Hong Kong
    GSHK is one of the Congress supporter
    Date / Location: March 18-21, 2015, Hong Kong, China 

    Event Information:
    The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) is pleased to announce that it will host PACRIM 2015 at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong from 18-21 March 2015. 

    Early bird registration closes 31 January 2015. GSHK members to register by this date and save up to HKD 1,680 off the standard registration rate.

    Geological Field Trip to Lai Chi Chong, Port Island and Ap Chau jointly organised by GSHK PB and NTU Alumni Association (Civil & Geology)

    Date :  18th October 2014 (Saturday)
    Time :  8:50 am to 5 pm 

    Cost :  $300 (Quota Limited to 40 persons)
    Includes:  Hot Lunch, a 1-day CPD certificate

    Meeting Location: Ma Liu Shui Pier

    Deadline: 10 October 2014

    please email at :

    GSHK-LSGI Joint Seminar

    Topic: An Introduction to Molluscs

    Speaker: Prof. Vincent Wong

    Venue: Classroom ZN604, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014
    Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    CPD : 3 hours
    Prior booking is not required.  For further details please see the attached flyer.

    The 8th World Chinese Geological Congress (8th WCGC) - Taiwan

    Organiser: The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES) of Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan and others (please refer to the circular)

    Date: May 13-19, 2015,

    Venue: Taipei, Taiwan
    Call for paper (Reply due date: 31.10.2014)
    Please click here for
    1. The 1st circular
    2. The reply slip

    2015 EMI International Conference of ASCE will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University January 7-9, 2015.
    The theme of this conference is "Mechanics for Civil Engineers Against Natural Hazards"

    call for paper

    Mr. Vincent Wong just updated the "Columnar Joints" ppt. Please feel free to download:

    Mr. Vincent Wong just updated the "Man" ppt. Please feel free to download:

    Mr. Vincent Wong's latest article :

    "TASMANIA "- is one of the most unpolluted places in the worldwith 45% of its land lies in Reserves, National Parks & World Heritage Sites. Inside A Wet Cave”in pristine condition with a constant temperature of 9 C. The cave is also famous for its Glow-worms Marakoopa Cave found a blind cave spider coral fossils.

    Thank you, Vincent .

    Mr. Vincent Wong's two articles :

    1. "Republic of ICELAND - The land of fire and ice "
    2. "Columnar Joints"

    Iceland is a land famous for geological features, tectonic movement, volcanoes and ice caps...etc.

    In the "Columnar Joints", Vincent shows us different types of columnar joints around the world with special focus in Hong Kong.

    Please feel free to download and read.

    Mr. Vincent Wong's latest article :

    Trip to Madagascar, Reunion & Mauritius 2013  

    Vincent just back from Madagascar - A dream place for travellers, scientists and geologists In this article, you can see different geology & Geomorphology, Fauna & Flora,Extinct animals & fossils, Gemstones Please feel free to download and read. Thanks Vincent

    Mr. Vincent Wong's article : Danxia landscape Vincent's Danxia landscape article tells us how the landscape formed and the various kinds, forms and locations of the Danxia landscape in China. Please feel free to download and read.

    The Society has published �?“Geological History and Hong Kong Rocks�?both Chinese and English, under the left-hand side button - Hong Kong Geology.  
    We want to sincerely express our gratitude and thanks to the Hong Kong Geological Survey, Planning Division, Civil Engineering and Development Department for kindly allowing us to use their published geological information in this virtual geological exhibition on our website..
     Please take a study on how Hong Kong formed in last 400 million years.

    The photo competition result of the 30th anniversary of the Geological Society of Hong Kong hasbeen finalized. Please click to see the photos and winners.

    Thank all of your for your participation

    Mr. KW LAI wrote two articles (Proceedings of the 5th Cross-striat Conferenceon Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 13-15 July 2011)
    1. An accurate geolofical model is an essential requirement for geotechnical engineering ----A case study on the geology of Tuen Mun to Tin Shui Wai area, Hong Kong
    2. Geotechnical properties of colluvial and alluvial deposits in Hong Kong

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    Fieldtrip reports by members

    Fieldtrip photos
    Recent Activities Albums :

    Professional Branch Taiwan Marble mine visit 28-05-2009

    Tibet 17 days field trip 2010-08-12~ 28

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