West Brother Island Graphite Mine – Geological Society of HK Field Trip, 1992

Tymon Mellor has pointed us in the direction of an article which includes information about West Brother Graphite Mine published after a field trip to both Brother Islands and Chek Lap Kok in October 1992. Just before then the construction of the airport which irrevocably changed all three including much of the mine’s above surface structures and tailings.

The report, titled, Farewell to the Brothers, was published in the Geological Society of Hong Kong Newsletter Vol 10 No 4, pp 17-19, 1992 and was written by R L Langford.

It begins…

Geo Society Brothers Field Trip Vol 10.4 a

…the section dealing with landing on West Brother island and the mine…

Geo Society Brothers Field Trip Vol 10.4 b

Geo Society Brothers Field Trip Vol 10.4 c

Geo Society Brothers Field Trip Vol 10.4 d

Graphite Seams - Undated Courtesy: HK Geology.. see below

West Brother Island Graphite Seams – Undated
Courtesy: HK Geology.. see below

See:

  1. Geological Society of Hong Kong Newsletter Vol 10 No 4, 1992
  2. The Geological Society of Hong Kong website Home Page “The Geological Society of HK is a non-profit organisation that attempts to promote geological and earth science studies within Hong Kong and the adjacent region. We organize local and overseas field trips, as well as lectures. The Society publishes a journal (The Hong Kong Geologist) and bulletins dealing with a variety of earth science subjects.”

Sources:

  1. The “Graphite Seams – Undated” photo above comes courtesy of: Sewell, Roderick J et al, Hong Kong Geology: A 400-million year journey , CEDD, The Government of HK SAR, 2009

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