Geology of Hong Kong

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The geology of Hong Kong is dominated by Mesozoic volcanic and granite rocks,[1] which together make up about 85% of the total land area.[2] The remaining area is underlain by Palaeozoic meta-sedimentary rocks,[3] Mesozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary rocks and superficial deposits.[4]

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  1. ^ R.J. Sewell, S.D.G. Campbell, C.J.N. Fletcher, K.W. Lai & P.A. Kirk (2000): The Pre-Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Geological Survey Memoir, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Department, Hong Kong SAR Government,181p. plus three 1:100,000 scale maps. ISBN 962-02-0299-6
  2. ^ Fyfe, J.A., Shaw, R., Campbell, S.D.G., Lai, K.W. & Kirk, P.A. (2000): The Quaternary Geology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Geological Survey Memoir, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Department, Hong Kong SAR Government, 209p. plus six 1:100,000 scale maps. ISBN 962-02-0298-8
  3. ^ Bernie Owen & Raynor Shaw (2001): Hong Kong Landscapes: Along the MacLehose Trail. The Geotrails Society, Hong Kong, 203p. ISBN 962-86376-1-4
  4. ^ Bernie Owen & Raynor Shaw (2007): Hong Kong Landscapes: Shaping the Barren Rock. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 253p. ISBN 978-962-209-847-3

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