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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!

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. 

The 1st event
Event Name: 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting
 Date: 24-26 August 2015
 Location: Sydney, Australia

 Website: http://www.fragblast11.org/
THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF HONG KONG Special Report, June 2014 (Professional Branch Taiwan Field excursion report)
Taiwan Penghu Impressions: 23-27 May 2014
By Carina KHAN
You are welcome to download nad read

Professor Chan Lung Sang - GSHK President (2000-2004). Received Hong Kong Medical Journal Best Original Paper Award 2013
Congratulations to Professor Chan Lung Sang of Department of Earth Sciences, whose article entitled ?em>Utility of infrared thermography for screening febrile subjects?has been selected by the Local and International Editorial Boards of the Hong Kong Medical Journal as the Winner of the Best Original Paper Award this year. 

View the article



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
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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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Professional Branch Taiwan Marble mine visit 28-05-2009

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

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