NExUS-PD: Pathways to Discovery – Tin Systems

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NExUS-PD: Pathways to Discovery – Tin Systems


    Date(s) - Tuesday, 08/10/2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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NExUS-PD: Pathways to Discovery – Tin Systems

  • Tin (Sn) is an essential element in the energy transition and is a critical component in the manufacture of the solar panels and batteries required for electrification and future clean energy.
  • However, tin systems are among the most diverse type of magmatic-hydrothermal mineral systems and detailed information on their geology and exploration rationale is hard to find and limited.
  • NExUS-Professional Development (NExUS-PD) workshops are very proud to be able to offer a special online workshop which will focus on these enigmatic deposits, presented by Dr. Roger Taylor, who has over 60 years of experience specialising in tin systems.
  • This 1-Day online course will cover a range of selected aspects of tin deposits from an exploration perspective and will include discussion sessions.

Session Summaries: (Each session approx. 90 minutes. Times TBC)

Session 1: Introduction to Tin Minerals, Province Classification – Area Selection, Related Granitic Systems, Tonnage Grade Perspectives, and Exploration Implications

Session 2: Deposit Types, Vein Styles, Paragenesis, Zonal Concepts, and Apical Disseminated Styles

Session 3: Skarns, Carbonate Replacements, and Pegmatites (Brief Overview)

Session 4: Pipe-like Styles, and Metallurgical Aspects




Presented by

Dr. Roger Taylor

Dr. Roger Taylor is arguably the World’s leading expert on tin systems, and has visited the majority of the World’s diverse selection of tin deposits since completing his PhD on the tin systems of Cornwall (UK).

Roger 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.


Full Registration: $350
AIG Members: $225
Students: $35

All prices inclusive of GST

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  • Date

    Tuesday 8 October 2024

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    9AM to 5PM (AEST)

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