Ma On Shan Iron Mine – SCMP article, nearby miner’s village, three buildings restored

HF: Three buildings have been restored at the mining village close to Ma On Shan Iron Mine where miners and their families lived during the mine’s active life from 1906 to 1976 and especially during the 1950s. The Sunday Morning Post of 18th January 2015 contains an article, Ex-residents return to see village come back to life. The article says […]

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Gin Drinkers’ Bay in 1936, mention of a mining concern and Texas Company (China) Ltd

Gin Drinker's Bay 1960s, Proposed Site Of Fertilizer Plant ,

IDJ has sent the following newspaper article. HF I have retyped the original article to aid clarity and searches of the website. Thanks to SCT for proofreading the retyped copy of the original article. HF: I would be grateful for any further information about, or images of the ”mining concern” or the Texas Company (China) mentioned in the article. The […]

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Quarrying in Hong Kong – rehabilitation of Anderson Road, Shek O, Lam Tei and Sok Kwu Wan

James Chan: A little about the end of quarrying in Hong Kong and the three big ones plus  Sok Kwu Wan (ie Lamma) Quarry “Today, under a plan formulated in 1989, the three remaining operational quarries in Hong Kong are being rehabilitated to form green areas for future development. Shek O (completion in 2009), Anderson Road (2013) and Lam Tei […]

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Tin Mine at Tai Tong (Mining Licence No 13)


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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