26 Tsing Shan Mine (Castle Peak area)? – Japanese occupation, WW2

HF: This British Army Aid Group report  of 1944, mentions a “rumour” of a mine on or near Castle Peak. Tsing Shan is the name of the well-known monastery located at the eastern foot of the mountain.

I have not come across a mine in this area. However the map below shows four abandoned mines (green squares) and four Former Prospects in the Castle Peak area.

Any information about any of these mines or prospects would be welcomed especially that which confirms the BAAG report.

KWIZ#72 27.10.44

Tsing Shan (Castle Peak) mine BAAG KWIZ#72 27.10.44

Tsing Shan (Castle Peak) mine part of Indhhk Mining MapTsing Shan (Castle Peak) mine Google Map

The full left hand map  can be found in Sewell RJ et al, Hong Kong Geology: A 400-million year journey, CEGG, Gov of HKSAR, 2009. Chapter 8, Economic Geology – Minerals and Mines in Hong Kong.

Tymon Mellor has sent the following information extracted from the Geology of the Western New Territories, HK Geological Survey Memoir No. 3, Geotchnical Control Office, CESD, July 1989.

Mining NW New T extracted from Geology of the Western NT, HK Geoligical Survey Memoir No 4, 1898 scriptMining NW New T extracted from Geology of the Western NT, HK Geoligical Survey Memoir No 4, 1898 map

First posted on 5th March 2015.

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