This short course will provide a series of lectures which will address the structural styles and controls on Au and selected base metal deposit types, as well as methodologies
for their assessment in exploration and mining environments. Presentations will review the structural characteristics of orogenic gold deposits, epithermal deposits, and VMS deposits, and examine how the location and morphology of orebodies are controlled by fluid pressure regimes, deformation process, stress states, structural settings, and the effects of post-ore deformation. In addition, field relationships and workflows for data acquisition and interpretation at core-, deposit- and district-scale will be reviewed, illustrating the variety of structural features that may be used to constrain deposit-scale geological models. On completion of this course, participants will have received a grounding in the principles of structural control on mineralization and examples of good practice in data acquisition and analysis. Although Au and VMS deposit types will be specifically discussed, the information presented here also may be of benefit to workers in other structurally-controlled, or modified mineral deposits.
David Rhys, Panterra Geoservices
Stephen Cox, Australian National University
Bruno Lafrance, Laurentian University
James Siddorn, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Wayne Barnett, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED
Participants should have basic understanding or interest in the structural geology of ore deposits,
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