The Stephen Hui Geological Museum will present a special exhibition on selected minerals by local mineral collectors. Specimens of over 10 local collectors will be displayed, in addition to the regular mineral and rock exhibition in the Museum. This is arguably the best public exhibition of minerals in Hong Kong.
The Stephen Hui Geological Museum opened its doors to the public on January 16, 2009 as the first and only geological museum in Hong Kong. Located on the campus of the University of Hong Kong as part of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences, it offers an attractive interface between the Hong Kong University and the community of Hong Kong to encourage stewardship of the Earth and promote an understanding of the value of Earth Science and its application and relevance to Hong Kong's modern environment.
The Museum Society is honoured to have Professor Chan Lung-sang 陳龍生教 give us a short presentation on minerals and gems.
Professor Chan Lung-sang is professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong as well as College Principal of HKU SPACE Community College and HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College. He received his doctorate degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley and is arguably the first Hong Kong native to receive formal training in geology. His research interests include tectonics of South China and Hong Kong, earthquake geology and applied geophysics. He is devoted to promoting Earth Science education, and has led field trips for students to South China, Tibet, Taiwan, North America, Australia, Italy, Cyprus, the Arctic region and Antarctica.