Category Archives: Hong Kong

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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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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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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