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West Brother Island (Tai Mo To), Tuen Mun District, New Territories, Hong Kong, China

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 19' 51'' North , 113° 58' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.33111,113.96694
GeoHash:G#: wecp13k0n
Locality type:Island
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate

Massive graphite used to be mined here between 1952 and 1971 on a relatively large scale (1,000 tons a month of ore running over 80% graphite; by 1964, the mine workings had reached 90 m below sea level).
The graphite was created by metamorphism of a carbon-rich sedimentary rock originally deposited over 320 million years ago.

Some hills on West Brother Island have now been cut down to facilitate aviation at the nearby Hong Kong International Airport (West Brother Is. lies north of Lantau island, between the international airport and Tuen Mun).

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: C
Reference: Woods & Langford, 1991.

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Woods, N.W. and Langford, R.L. (1991) The geology and exploitation of the West Brother Island graphite deposit. Geological Society of Hong Kong Newsletter, 9, #2, 24-35.

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