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Ore Textures and Breccias – Online Workshop

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Ore Textures and Breccias – Online Workshop


Date(s) - Tuesday, 17/11/2020 - Tuesday, 24/11/2020
All Day AEST


Date & Time

17th and 24th November 2020 AEST


by Dr. Roger Taylor and Dr. Richard Lilly

Talk Overview

This classic course by Roger Taylor 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 updated and revised workshop.

For more information click here 


Day 1:  Ore Textures

Tuesday 17th November

  • Session 1: Infill –Recognition. Including channelway recognition, veins
  • Session 2: Alteration –Textures/Types/Recognition. Including 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 24th November

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

About The Presenters

Course Leader

Dr Roger Taylor has been involved with the exploration industry for over 50 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.


Dr. Richard Lilly is a senior exploration geologist with 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 more than 50 applied research investigations on a diverse range of ore deposits from North West Queensland to South Australia.


Full registration: $400

AIG Members $300

Students $100

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