Metamorphism of Massive Base Metal Sulphide Deposits


Date(s) - Thursday, 02/04/2020 - Friday, 03/04/2020
All Day

Adelaide Meridien Hotel, 21-39 Melbourne Street,North Adelaide,SA


The South Australian Branch of the AIG presents:

16 CPD HoursMetamorphism of Massive Base Metal Sulphide Deposits

Professor Paul G Spry and Graham Teale



Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April, 2020
8:30am Registration, tea/coffee
9:00am Commence workshop


Adelaide Meridien Hotel
21-39 Melbourne Street,
North Adelaide SA 5006

*Workshops will also be held in Townsville on 7 – 8 April – click below for further information.
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Workshop Presenters

Paul Spry is Professor of Economic Geology at Iowa State University (USA) where he has been since 1983. He earned B.S. (Honours) and a M.S degrees in geology at the University of Adelaide and a Ph.D. in economic geology at the University of Toronto in 1984. Paul has focussed his research efforts on the effects of metamorphism on ore deposits, the geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of epizonal and mesozonal gold-silver telluride deposits, and the mineralogy of ore deposits, in general. He has also conducted research on Mississippi Valley-type, porphyry-style Cu and Mo, high-temperature carbonate replacement Pb-Zn-Ag, and intrusion-related gold deposits. A particular emphasis of his research has been on the Broken Hill Pb-Zn-Ag deposit. Paul has supervised 30 MSc and PhD students and has published more than 100 refereed papers, book chapters and books in economic geology and mineralogy. Paul is currently on the editorial board of Economic Geology, and has served on the editorial boards of Ore Geology Reviews, Canadian Mineralogist, and Mineralogy and Petrology. He was the 2012 Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer for the Society of Economic Geologists.

Graham Teale has over 45 years experience as a mineral exploration, mining and research geologist. He has undertaken research at the University of Adelaide and was a consultant to Marathon Petroleum Australia Limited and Pan Australian Mining from 1978 to 1987. He carried out exploration and research work on the large Mt Leyshon gold project, as well as grass roots exploration and research throughout Australia and overseas. Since 1988 Graham has been working as a consultant to the mineral exploration and mining industries specifically for gold, base metal and IOCG mineralisation. He is currently carrying out research with Prof. Paul Spry on the world class Broken Hill Deposit. He has worked on metamorphosed base metal mineralisation throughout Australia and in Africa, North America, India and Scandinavia. Graham has presented workshops on primary litho-geochemistry, low sulphur zinc mineralisation and IOCG mineralisation.


Types of Metamorphism
Metamorphosed and Metamorphogenic Deposits: A distinction

  • Characteristics of Metamorphosed Massive Sulphide Deposits
  • Exploration for and Pathfinders to Metamorphosed Ore Deposits
  • Deposits from Australia, Nth America, Africa and India will be discussed
  • Geochemical Techniques Used to Study Metamorphosed Ore Deposits
  • A Case Example: Broken Hill-Type Pb-Zn-Ag deposits Genesis and Classification

(Samples from numerous deposits from around the world will be on display for discussion)

Registrations are now open

AIG Members – $1100
Non Members – $1400
Students – $300

Lunch and morning / afternoon teas provided

A limited number of places for students are available. All prices include GST

Workshop will not proceed if minimum registration numbers are not met.
Deadline for minimum registrations will be 31st January 2020

After the 31st of January registration fees will not be refunded but registration can be
transferred to an alternative delegate.

More information

For further information please contact:

Graham Teale:
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Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG Members $1,100.00
Non Members $1,400.00
Students $300.00

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