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Ore Textures & Breccias: Recognition Techniques

January 31 @ 9:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm

Professional Development Short Course


This three-day course covers the fundamentals of textural observation and interpretation in mineralised hydrothermal systems.

The techniques used are simple, highly effective and require no specialised equipment for their implementation.

The techniques are also extremely practical in that they generate numerous questions concerning the mineralisation being studied and commonly provide vectors toward mineralisation for drill testing.

The course uses an extensive suite of specimens from mineral systems around the world to consider critical evaluation factors, including:

  • Infill: Recognition Criteria
  • Alteration: Recognition & Evaluation
  • Channelways: Recognition Criteria
  • Overprinting and Paragenesis: Recognition & Sequencing Criteria
  • Breccia: Recognition Criteria
  • Breccia: Rudimentary Classification system
  • Tectonic Breccia Systems
  • Intrusive Breccia Systems
  • Paragenetic Core Logging

Detailed course information here.

Times & Location

Face-to-face over 3 consecutive days

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus

This course has been postponed.

9:00am to 5:00pm daily


January 31 @ 9:00 am
February 3 @ 5:00 pm
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