Kei Lun Wai – Limonite Mine,Tuen Mun, and the Interim Mining Policy Committee

Limonite Rock

Tymon Mellor: Directly after the Pacific War, like many other places, Hong Kong was struggling to recuperate. There was limited capital available and the Government had few resources. Mining was seen by many as a low cost investment, creating employment, generating hard currency and providing revenue to the Government. Unfortunately, this vision was not shared by the Government’s Interim Mining […]

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Tin Mine at Tai Tong (Mining Licence No 13)

Location

Tymon Mellor: In the previous article on tin mining in Hong Kong, the existence of a pre-war tin mine was identified near Yuen Long but the actual location of the mine was a mystery. Following further research, new details on the mine and its location have been identified. Following the introduction of the Prospecting and Mining Ordinance of 1906, parties […]

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Anderson Road Quarry – plan to develop the site to build 10,000 apartments

Anderson Road Quarry Image Detail 2010 Courtesy SCMP

York Lo left a comment below our article, Lui Che Woo – King of Hong Kong Quarries – two newspaper articles, linked below, which adds additional infomation about Lui Che-woo and Anderson Road quarry in an SCMP article. The article begins: Tycoon Lui Che-woo, a pioneer in Hong Kong’s quarrying industry who later built his wealth in the property and casino industries, […]

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Lui Che Woo – King of Hong Kong Quarries – two newspaper articles

Anderson Road Quarry Image B

HF: Anderson Road Quarry is located on the southwestern slopes of Chin Lan Chu in Kowloon, covering an area of 86 hectares with a working surface up to a height of 200 metres and horizontal extension of 1,500 metres. Quarrying of granite first started in 1956, supplying the urban development of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Origin of Anderson Road […]

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Beryl Mining at Devil’s Peak, George Brewer – involvement in identifying the first specimens and deposits of beryl in Hong Kong.

WB Harris Examining Quartz Containing Beryl Tymon Mellor

HF: Our recently posted article, Beryl Mining at Devil’s Peak, brought forward a comment from Fiona Soliman which I repost here: Thank you for a fascinating article. I am currently researching my family tree, and among some of my grandfather’s documents I discovered a mini-autobiography in which he explains that, while he served in Hong Kong with the RAEC in 1952-55, […]

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Stone breaking in early 20th Century Hong Kong

HF: From our archives with thanks to IDJ for the source of information. “Stonebreakers in the early twentieth century. Granite in Hong Kong is of high quality and abundant. As a common construction material for columns, door frames and floors, the demand for granite was large. Because of its weight granite was transported by stone-boat by water from the quarry […]

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