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Last updated: 19 November 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!



YEAR 2014 -16 GSHK New Cabainet


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

The 2nd circular

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

Date: Shifted to June 15-21, 2015,

Registration will start in early 2015 and we will notify members once details are available

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

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.

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 some ppt. Please feel free to download:




The Society has published “Geological History and Hong Kong Rocksboth 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


Recent Activities Albums :

Professional Branch Taiwan Marble mine visit 28-05-2009

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