NExUS-PD: Ore Textures and Breccias

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NExUS-PD: Ore Textures and Breccias


    Date(s) - Monday, 20/05/2024 - Tuesday, 21/05/2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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NExUS-PD: Ore Textures and Breccias

  • NExUS-Professional Development (NExUS-PD) workshops are very proud to be able to offer Roger Taylors highly regarded Ore Textures and Breccias workshop in an online format.
  • This classic course introduces the fundamentals of ore texture recognition (Day 1) and the recognition of breccias and breccia components (Day 2).
  • The workshop will be co-presented by Dr. Richard Lilly and ore textures from a range of deposits will be reviewed and discussed as case studies as part of this fully updated and revised workshop.

Day 1, Ore Textures (Monday 20th May):

  • Session 1: Infill – Recognition. Including channelway recognition, veins
  • Session 2: Alteration – Including textures, types, recognition, layer control, overprinting textures
  • Session 3: Infill and Alteration in a structural context – Including brittle fracture, dissemination, stockworks, shears. Followed by discussion.

Day 2, Breccias (Tuesday 21st  May):

  • Session 1 : Overprinting (Paragenesis). Understanding overprinting textures plus breccia intro
  • Session 2 : Breccia 1 – Including recognition and field observation principles and breccia components.
  • Session 3 : Breccia 2 – Including analysis of classification systems, field approach and exploration overview. Followed by discussion.

Presented by:

Dr. Roger Taylor

Dr Roger Taylor has been involved with the exploration and mining industry for over 60 years operating as a practicing exploration / mine geologist and academic as Director of the Economic Geology Research Unit at James Cook University (1993-1998).

More recent activities include international consulting to numerous global 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.

Co-Presented by:

Dr. Richard Lilly

Dr. Richard Lilly has over 20 years experience spanning the industry-academia boundary. Working for Mount Isa Mines (2007-2015), and as an Embedded Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, he has coordinated and supervised >70 applied research investigations on a diverse range of ore deposits from North West Queensland to South Australia. He co-founded the National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS) program in 2016 and was named South Australian STEMM educator of the year in 2022.


Full Registration: $600
AIG Members: $400
Students: $60

All prices inclusive of GST

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  • Date

    20 to 21 May 2024

  • Time

    9AM to 5PM (AEST)

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