AIG SA: Roger Taylor Workshops – Ore Textures/Breccias – December 2017

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AIG SA: Roger Taylor Workshops – Ore Textures/Breccias – December 2017

The South Australian Branch of the AIG presents:


A two day course presented by Dr Roger Taylor


Date & Time

Wed 6th December – Thurs 7th December 2017
8:30am Registration, tea/coffee
9:00am Commence conference
5:00pm Conclusion



Regal Park Motor Inn
44 Barton Terrace East
North Adelaide, 5006



  • Infill – recognition
  • Alteration – textures / types / recognition
  • Channelway recognition – igneous background, brittle fracture /disseminated through stockworks, veins, shears, layer control to major breccia (various styles)
  • Overprinting textures – timing / paragenesis

The course will be presented with illustrative hand specimens which are integrated with the lecture materials.



  • General recognition – field observational principles
  • Understanding breccia components
  • Analysis of classification systems
  • Tectonic, collapse and various intrusive styles. Field approach
  • Breccias in hydrothermal systems-epithermal, diatreme, porphyry hydrothermal intrusive
  • Exploration overview


About the Presenter

Dr Roger Taylor has been involved with the exploration industry for over 40 years operating as a practicing exploration/mine geologist and academic (Director- Economic Geology Research Unit, James Cook University (1993-1998)). More recent activities include general international consulting to numerous mining companies, further development of a range of professional development courses, and petrological services. Major publications include books on tin deposits, ore textures-breccias, and gossans/ leached outcrops. Major interests are magmatic related deposits, including tin, wolfram, porphyry copper, IOCG, and epithermal systems.



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Lunch & morning / afternoon teas included in registration.

AIG Members – $900
Non Members – $1200
Students – $250 (limited number of places available)
Unemployed AIG member geoscientists – $200 (limited number of places available)
(all prices include GST)

NOTE: Attendees to organise their own accommodation. If planning to stay at the venue, go to and get 10% off the room rate by mentioning workshop attendance.


More information

For information contact:
Graham Teale:
Adrian Brewer:
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