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Mini-Symposium - The Big Bang: Understanding the Magmatic Controls of Mineral Deposits

  • 19 Apr 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Goodmans, 333 Bay St., Suite 3400, Toronto, ON.
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  • Registration for non-TGDG members - includes annual TGDG membership for remainder of 2015-2016 season.
  • Registration for TGDG Members.
  • Registration for TGDG Student Members. Must be a student member prior to registering.

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Mini-symposium - The Big Bang:

 Understanding Magmatic Controls of Mineral Deposits

The TGDG is pleased to present a mini-symposium discussing the controls on magmatic mineral deposits.

The mini-symposium brings together current ideas and recent work related to the core controls of individual ore deposits and mineralizing systems. The three deposit types covered in the mini-symposium remain the focus of mining and exploration in Canada. 

Experts in each of the three deposit types will specifically address how magmatism influences the architecture of the mineralizing systems and to what extent magmas are the direct source of metal in the deposits. A more applied perspective will also be presented in this mini-symposium by exploration geologists who have integrated and evolved these academic ideas through their own work.

The event will be proceeded by networking and refreshments. Please see event details below (or download the mini-symposium flyer).


Pre-registration is required. The TGDG is happy offer the following discounted rates:

$50 - TGDG members

$70 - Non-members (includes TGDG membership for remainder of 2015-2016 season)

Free - Students (registration and student card required)

Please register online to secure your spot. Space is limited, so book early! Registration closes April 12. Please contact us if you have any issues registering online.


The event will also be broadcast online free of charge, courtesy of Geosoft. You can register for the online broadcast until the day of the symposium.



12:30 pm  Registration 
 1:00 pm Introduction and Overview 

VMS Deposits

1:15 -
2:00 pm 
Keynote Talk
Harold Gibson (Professor of Economic Geology and MERC Director at Laurentian University)
The role of synvolcanic faults and intrusions in the development of VMS districts

2:00 -
2:15 pm 

2:15 pm

Tom Hart (Transition Metals)

Recognizing magmatic influences on VMS mineralization for area selection and exploration follow-up



Orogenic Gold Deposits

2:30 - 
3:15 pm
Keynote Talk
Howard Poulsen (Mineral Exploration & Mining Consultant)
Magmatism and orogenic gold


 Coffee break
3:45 -
4:00 pm

4:00 pm
Ross Sherlock (Kinross)
Magmatic-orogenic link in gold deposits: Practical exploration implications


Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits

4:15 - 
5:00 pm 
Keynote Talk 
Peter Lightfoot and Dawn Evans-Lamswood (Vale) 
Magma chamber geometry and the localization of Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulphide mineralization: Global examples and exploration implications

5:00 -
5:15 pm

5:15 pm

Bill Stone (Stone Geoscience & Evaluation)

Connections between magmatic architecture and exploration for Ni-Cu-PGE deposits


5:30 -
6:30 pm

Networking and Refreshments at Goodmans


You can also download the mini- symposium flyer and help share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you April 19th. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

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