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Needle Hill

Needle Hill, Hong Kong
針山
針山.jpg
Stage 7 of the MacLehose Trail near the summit of Needle Hill
Highest point
Elevation 532 m (1,745 ft)
Coordinates 22°23′14″N114°09′38″E / 22.387089°N 114.160486°E / 22.387089; 114.160486
Geography
Needle Hill, Hong Kong is located in Hong Kong
Needle Hill, Hong Kong
Needle Hill, Hong Kong
Location of Needle Hill in Hong Kong
Location   Hong Kong

Needle Hill or Cham Shan (Chinese: 針山) is a mountain in New Territories, Hong Kong. It has an altitude of 532 m.[1] This is a part of a popular hiking route including Grassy Hill and Tai Mo Shan. The mountain got its name due to the resemblance of a needle by its peak.

Needle Hill viewed from the Shing Mun Reservoir

Geography [ edit ]

Needle Hill is located within Shing Mun Country Park.[2] Stage 7 of the MacLehose Trail includes the summit of Needle Hill.[3] The Shing Mun Tunnels pass through the base of Needle Hill.

History [ edit ]

Wolframite, a tungsten ore, was discovered at Needle Hill in 1935. It was mined there from 1938 to 1967.[4][5]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Lands Department (February 2014), Hong Kong Geographic Data (PDF), retrieved 2014-09-12
  2. ^ AFCD: Shing Mun Country Park
  3. ^ AFCD: MacLehose Trail Section 7: Shing Mun to Lead Mine Pass
  4. ^ CEDD: Economic Geology - Metalliferous mineralsArchived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Roberts, KJ; Strange, PJ (September 1991). "The geology and exploitation of the Needle Hill wolframite deposit" (PDF). Geological Society of Hong Kong Newsletter. 9 (3). Hong Kong. pp. 29–40.

Coordinates: 22°23′14″N114°09′38″E / 22.387089°N 114.160486°E / 22.387089; 114.160486

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