Ling Hang Quarry – supplier to Green Island Cement Company

Lawrence Tsui adds to our information about the Green Island Cement Company. He thinks his grandfather owned a quarry in Guangdong [?], China which supplied the HK Company with two commodities. “From recollection, the quarry of my Grandfather Lin Yin-hung was named Ling Hang Quarry and situated at Nim Shan [China].  Two supplies were shipped to Green Island Cement.  The […]

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Jan Hendrik Marsman 1892-1956, connection to Needle Hill Tungsten Mine

HF: Jan Hendrik Marsman, was born in 1892 in the Netherlands and died in 1956, I think in the Philippines. He was known as Hank to his friends. He started his working life as an engineer and later developed extensive business interests in the Philippines. Marsman is of interest to us because he became involved, through his company Marsman Hong […]

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Marsman Hong Kong (China) Ltd – Needle Hill Tungsten Mine during 1938-1951?

Our article Needle Hill Tungsten Mine has the following extract: “This abandoned mine is situated on the southern slopes of Needle Hill between Upper Shing Mun reservoir and Tai Wai. It was among the largest mining operations Hong Kong has seen, [and certainly its biggest Tungsten Mine]. The deposit was discovered in 1935 by a civil engineer, Mr G Hull, […]

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

HF: “Lui was a pioneer in the local construction materials industry, setting up the first K Wah company in 1955, and undertaking major land reclamation projects in East Kowloon to create building sites and construct roads. He became known as the “king of the quarry” after winning quarrying rights in the 60s and introducing machinery to the industry. He went […]

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Needle Hill Mine – 1961 account

Tymon Mellor has sent this article which was first published in Economic Geology, 1st November 1961. The article has several photos of the mine, processes and workers. More can be found in the linked article. Not all of them have titles. Source: Needle Hill Mine -Mineralogy and Genesis of Wolframite Deposits 1964 SG Davis Economic Geology, 1st November 1961, Vol 56 No.7 […]

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The History of Quarrying in Hong Kong 1840-1940, 2012 article

HF: This Report of the project “The history of quarrying in Hong Kong 1840 – 1940” is supported by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. It was written by SW Poon and KY Ma and published in 2012. The report is divided into the following sub headings. I have extracted the first paragraph of each section, omitting references, to give you an […]

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Ng Tung Chai Mine, Lead Mine Pass Mine? Winston Churchill comments…

HF: The Ng Tung Chai waterfalls are among Hong Kong’s most spectacular, especially when taken as a group. They are located on the north face of its highest mountain Tai Mo Shan, at the head of the Lam Tsuen Valley just east of Kadoorie Farm. The highest waterfall  is I believe Hong Kong’s highest at over 36 metres. Tymon Mellor […]

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Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine – WW2 reports/letters added

Hugh Farmer: New information in red This brief history of the Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine does not attempt to cover the geology or mineralogy of the area or mine, nor details of the mine workings. For a very full account, which includes this information plus photographs, and further references, try The Story of Lin Ma Hang Mine as shown in Source 1 […]

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KWP Quarry Company Ltd – Anderson Road Quarry

HF: From the company website “KWP Quarry Co. Ltd. is a joint venture operation between K. Wah Quarry Co. Ltd. and Pioneer Quarries (HK) Ltd. where K. Wah Quarry Co. Ltd. is the majority shareholder. The company is operating Anderson Road Quarry under HK Government Contract NO. GE/96/10 “The Rehabilitation of Anderson Road Quarry”. The Contract commenced in January 1997 […]

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