Category Archives: Geology

Most Memorable Geological Event – AW#41

The most memorable geological event that I had directly experienced occurred when I was at the final year of my undergrad. It was a rockfall – a man-induced one. My final year thesis was to investigate the geological strucutures in … Continue reading

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Holiday Geology Picture (3): Permafrost, Northern Xinjiang, China

Happy holiday! Well, today is the last day of the 4-day-long Christmas holiday in Hong Kong. Many of us will have to go back to work tomorrow…So, I am trying my best to enjoy myself. I have chosen a picture … Continue reading

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Holiday Geology Picture (2): Yardang, Gansu, NW China

Happy Boxing Day! I am continuing my Holiday Geology Picture series. The geology picture I have here is from Mainland China. This is a landscape called “Yardang” in Chinese. It means a series of small mounds formed by wind erosion. The … Continue reading

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Holiday Geology Picture: Mt Showa Shinzan, Hokkaido

Last week, Evelyn of Georneys posted a series of geology pictures for the geology picture-a-day week.  Some other geobloggers also shared some very interesting geology pictures. Well, I must confess that I am a SLOW person, and could not catch up with … Continue reading

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Kinky Columns

  I was inspired by Callan’s interesting post last week on the patterns of some cooling columns.  Callan has explained, using some nice illustrations, the concept that the cooling joints are formed perpendicular to the cooling front (or thermal gradient), and … Continue reading

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My Favourite Geology Word AW#35

This is my first time joining the Accretionary Wedge Geoscience Blog Carnival. The current topic for AW#35 is “What is your favourite geology word?” (hosted by Georneys). My favourite geology word is this one — MYLONITE Definition: A fault rock which … Continue reading

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Finding Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe)

The best part of studying in New Zealand is that the geology here is fascinating. And I have got a chance to do a field trip to Tongariro National Park this year! There are three active volcanoes in the Tongariro … Continue reading

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Where exactly is Hong Kong – geologically speaking?

You may have heard that Hong Kong is a tiny but busy city somewhere in southeast China (well, some people do mistakenly think that Hong Kong is a city in Japan…).  Some of you may have visited Hong Kong as … Continue reading

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