South Lantau oysters

Material category:

Mineral / Mineral based

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Sample produced by:


Sample date:

24 Apr 2022 (Extracted)

Sample condition:


Site-driven material

Coastal South Lantau was traditionally a spot for the collection and processing of oysters. Lime produced from ground up shells was one of Hong Kong’s earliest exported goods. The oyster industry has since declined. However, recent efforts plan to revive the production through a combination of cultural heritage conservation and technological modernization. As part of the local culture, the production of lime-based materials retrieved from oyster shells is explored at TAL-L.

Surface Condition:


Depth of sample extraction:

On/Above Ground

Slope at extraction point:

< 35°

Sensory Attributes

Touch: Firm

Tactile Warmth: Cool

Flexibility: Stiff

Resilience: Brittle

Odour: Moderate

Glossiness: Satin

Transparency: Opaque

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