Roger Taylor Course 2: Ore Textures / Breccias

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Date(s) - 29/08/2018 - 30/08/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Adelaide Meridien Hotel, x,


Australian Institute of Geoscientists – SA Branch

COURSE NO.2 of 3

Ore Textures / Breccias

A two day course presented by Dr Roger Taylor



Wed 29th – Thur 30th August, 2018
Two days – 8am to 5pm daily



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


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.

Course Details


  • 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


  • 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

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

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Registrations are now open

Please note registrations close Friday 24th August 2018.

INCLUDES: lunch and morning / afternoon tea.
AIG Members – $950
Non Members – $1200
Students – $250
Unemployed AIG Member Geologists – $400

A limited number of student / unemployed concessions are available

A discount rate for those wishing to attend all workshops is $1600 for AIG members and $2000 for non members – click here for all workshops registration

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG Members $950.00
Non Members $1,200.00
Students $250.00
Unemployed AIG Member Geologists $400.00

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