granite.JPG (103068 bytes)Granite occupies about one third of the total land area of Hong Kong. It is also the most common type of rock found in Cheung Chau.

Granite is a kind of plutonic rock which is formed deep underground. Therefore, the the grain size is large. It was made up of acid lava and the colour is light.

Granite is made up of three types of minerals: quartz, mica and feldspar.

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