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Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems Conference

Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University is proud to announce a conference on “Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems” to be held in the historic Herberton tin field in north eastern Australia, 25-28 June 2019.

The conference will include a session in honour of former EGRU Director and author of the Geology of Tin Deposits, Dr Roger Taylor, in recognition of his contribution to the understanding of Sn magmatic systems in Australia, and globally.

EGRU warmly welcomes academic and industry colleagues, students and young professionals to join us at the conference, and to take part in discussions in the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland

The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of Magmatic Systems related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including Rare Metal Pegmatites.  The conference program will feature presentations from world-class researchers in the field, including:

Prof. Rolf Romer (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany)

  • Influence of protolith chemistry on the regional distribution of Phanerozoic magmatic tin deposits
  • Contrasting distribution of the Sn-W-Ta and Au mineralization in the Appalachians and the Varisides

Prof. Jingwen Mao (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China)

  • Geology and metallogeny of tungsten and tin in China and adjacent regions

Prof. Shao-Yong Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)

  • Geological characteristic and ore genesis of typical rare metal deposits in China

Prof. Ryan Mathur (Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)

  • Mineral and genetic implications of Sn isotope fractionation in ores and rocks

Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)

  • The character, setting and genesis of magmas associated with Sn-W Critical Metals mineralisation eastern Australia

Prof. Zhaoshan Chang (Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA)

Prof. David Cooke (CODES, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)

  • Magmatic-hydrothermal features associates with Tasmanian tin granites

Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)

  • Yichun Ta-Li-Sn deposit, China

Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

  • New Sn-W exploration tool kit: chemistry of volcanic rocks, cassiterite and zircon

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