Short Course: Fractionated Granites and Mineralization by Peter Pollard

Date: 24-Sep-2017

Lakeside Community Centre, Benalla Showgrounds, Benalla, Victoria   
24 September 2017    


This one-day short course will discuss practical aspects of granites and granitic pegmatites, and related mineral deposits covering a variety of metals including Sn, W, Ta, Li, Au, Mo and Cu.

Topics to be addressed include:

• Mineralogical and geochemical features of granites from a mineral deposits perspective
• Texture, morphology and mineralogy of mineralized granites
• Role of fluxing components and behaviour of metals during magmatic evolution
• Case studies of examples of a variety of commodities and mineralization styles
• Aspects of exploration for granite-related mineral deposits


               Dr Peter Pollard

Dr Peter Pollard has over 30 years research and consulting experience in intrusion-related mineral systems and has worked in over 35 countries around the world for international mining and exploration companies on copper, gold, tin, tungsten and rare-metal systems including Ta and Li deposits. During that time he has presented numerous short courses on ore deposit geology for industry and academia.
Dr Pollard has published more than 50 papers on the geology, geochemistry, fluid inclusion and isotopic characteristics of granites and related mineral deposits and in 1995 edited what is still the only
special issue of Economic Geology on rare-metal deposits. He recently completing a 5 year term on the Editorial Board of Economic Geology.
In the 1980’s Dr Pollard participated in a UNDP-funded program evaluating tin mineralization in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia with the Southeast Asian Tin Research and Development Centre and was Leader of International Geological Correlation Program project 282 – Rare-metal Granitoids from 1989-1993. In 2013, he participated as a tungsten expert in a Geological Survey of Denmark program evaluating the tungsten potential of Greenland.
Dr Pollard is an experienced board director having served on the board of a number of public exploration companies and is currently Chairman of Asiamet Resources Limited, an Asian-focused copper-gold company which is evaluating the Beruang Kanan copper deposit in Central Kalimantan and the Beutong porphyry and skarn Cu-Au deposit in Sumatera.


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Sponsor Organisation: AIG, AusIMM, GSA and SGGMP   Refund Policy: Full refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently. 



Course venue

The Lakeside Community Centre Benalla is a popular place for corporate functions, weddings and sporting events. It can hold up to 300 guests and is located within the Benalla Showgrounds, just across the Benalla Art Gallery. Car access is via the showgrounds entrance off Arundel Street.


The Benalla rural city council area covers close to 2400 square kilometers and is located 180 kilometers north-east of Melbourne. It's population is approximately 13,000 and its industry is mainly manufacturing, retail, health and agriculture. If you need any assistance, you may contact the city's customer service centre here.

Transport to Benalla
Benalla is 200km from Melbourne up the Hume Freeway, 680 km from Sydney, 3-4 hours from Canberra, virtually all on  freeways.
Train is a sensible option, Benalla is on the Melbourne – Sydney line and all trains stop in Benalla.


Delegates will need to organise their own accommodation arrangements. Below is an incomplete list of motels, hotel cabins and camp sites: 
Comfort Inn Benalla
Benalla Rural City has everything to offer the visitor, including the arts and cultural experiences, action packed sports and thrills, and adventures in the natural environment. To know more, visit

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