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Journal Article
Published: 02 June 2023
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2023) 56 (3): qjegh2022-032.
...J. Nick Shirlaw; Tom O. Henderson; Ivan S. Haryono; Francois Dudouit; David Salisbury Abstract Parallel running tunnels were driven by a 7.46 m-diameter slurry tunnel boring machine (TBM) through weathered Kowloon Granite in Hong Kong for MTR Contract SCL 1103. The final part of the tunnelling...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1997
Journal of the Geological Society (1997) 154 (6): 1077–1085.
...R. SHAW Abstract Variations in the physical characteristics of the weathering profile over the Kowloon Granite in Hong Kong have been established using borehole records supported by field mapping. There is a strong correlation between topography of the weathered profile base and the main structural...
Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2017
American Mineralogist (2017) 102 (11): 2190–2219.
...) and ~141–140 Ma Kau Sai Chau volcanic groups (KSCVG) instead represent activities over a single ~5 Myr period. Direct linkages previously proposed between some volcanic and plutonic units for this period (e.g., High Island Tuff, Kowloon Granite) are no longer supported, and magmatism represented by exposed...
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Jordan Road station box construction using cut and cover bottom-up methodol...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 22. Jordan Road station box construction using cut and cover bottom-up methodology. Temporary support using a contiguous wall constructed using c. 1 m diameter steel pipe piles socketed into Grade 3 Kowloon Granite. Water proofing provided by TAM grouting the gap between each pipe pile
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Mined cavern for the new Kwun Tong Station on the Sha Tin Central Link. Exc...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 3. Mined cavern for the new Kwun Tong Station on the Sha Tin Central Link. Excavation in Kowloon Granite, which is equigranular, medium grained and biotite rich. Photograph April 2015 by the author.
Journal Article
Published: 19 March 2018
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2018) 51 (3): 301–310.
...Fig. 22. Jordan Road station box construction using cut and cover bottom-up methodology. Temporary support using a contiguous wall constructed using c. 1 m diameter steel pipe piles socketed into Grade 3 Kowloon Granite. Water proofing provided by TAM grouting the gap between each pipe pile...
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Plots of selected zircon trace elements to illustrate the intra-grain varia...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 11. Plots of selected zircon trace elements to illustrate the intra-grain variations from the Kowloon Granite (HK11042). Outlined area encloses data from the evolved intermediate zones in this sample. See text for discussion. (Color online.)
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Selected zircon trace element plots of intrusive units from the High Island...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 16. Selected zircon trace element plots of intrusive units from the High Island caldera complex. Left panel: HK12072: Shui Chuen O Granite; HK11042: Kowloon Granite; HK13407: Mount Butler Granite. Gray diamonds are data from the RBVG units for comparison. Right panel: HK12023 Sok Kwu Wan
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Hennessey Centre basement in Causeway Bay under construction. Typical botto...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 23. Hennessey Centre basement in Causeway Bay under construction. Typical bottom-up construction with a pipe pile contiguous wall acting as the temporary vertical support with a heavy steel internal strut system being utilized. Excavation within partly weathered Kowloon Granite is by the use
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TBM launch shaft for the Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel southern drive. Good q...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 26. TBM launch shaft for the Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel southern drive. Good quality rock is relatively close to the ground surface, allowing the initial support to be provided by cast in situ concrete rings – once into good quality Kowloon Granite the shaft is supported by rock bolts
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West Island Line Sheung Wan shaft being excavated using a pipe pile wall an...
Published: 19 March 2018
, medium-grained, biotite-rich Kowloon Granite. Photograph April 2011 by the author.
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Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel portal with full face earth pressure balance tu...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 5. Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel portal with full face earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine specifically designed to bore through good quality rock (Kowloon Granite) and mixed ground conditions with high pore pressures and low overburden cover (Reclamation Fill overlying soft
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West Island Line shaft being excavated using a pipe pile wall for support t...
Published: 19 March 2018
in equigranular, medium-grained, biotite-rich Kowloon Granite. Photograph January 2011 by the author.
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Central Wan Chai Bypass cut and cover road tunnel being constructed within ...
Published: 19 March 2018
consolidated Quaternary Marine Deposits – diaphragm wall socketed into Kowloon Granite. Photograph January 2010 by the author.
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West Island Line Hong Kong University elevator shaft Entrance A during the ...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 27. West Island Line Hong Kong University elevator shaft Entrance A during the initial stages of excavation. A contiguous pipe pile (610 mm diameter) wall with ring beam provides vertical support in the completely decomposed Kowloon Granite. Steel struts being lowered into the excavation
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Open cut excavation for the Kwun Tong Line extension station. The reinforce...
Published: 19 March 2018
with the bottom 25 m of the excavation being in strong equigranular, medium-grained biotite-rich Kowloon Granite. Temporary support for the soil slopes was provided by soil nails with rock dowels used in the rock. Excavation in the rock was by drill and blast. Photograph April 2015 by the author.
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Hong Kong Express Rail Link approach tunnel construction using diaphragm wa...
Published: 19 March 2018
Fig. 20. Hong Kong Express Rail Link approach tunnel construction using diaphragm walls for the tunnel walls – tunnels constructed using the cut and cover technique. Conventional clam and hammer grabs are used through Reclamation Fill, Marine Deposits, Alluvium and completely decomposed Kowloon
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Excavation in progress for the Hong Kong High Speed Rail Link terminus in K...
Published: 19 March 2018
Clay and Alluvium which, in turn, overlies the Kowloon Granite pluton which is variably weathered. Marine Clay has been jet grouted to ensure stability of the perimeter berms – this can be seen as a ridge at mid-height in the berm in the centre. Photograph April 2013 by the author.
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Stacked age histograms and relative probability curves (left panels) and  2...
Published: 01 November 2017
Figure 8. Stacked age histograms and relative probability curves (left panels) and 206 Pb/ 238 U ages vs. U concentrations (right panels) for intrusive rock samples associated by Sewell et al. (2012a) with the High Island caldera complex. ( A ) Kowloon Granite (HK11042); and ( B ) Mount Butler
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1144/SP473.12
EISBN: 9781786204189
... Abstract The ‘Old’ Beacon Hill Tunnel was constructed through granite from 1906 to 1910 as part of the Kowloon Canton Railway in the then British colony of Hong Kong. It was the first railway tunnel to be constructed in this region and, at 2.2 km long, longer than any Chinese railway tunnel...
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