Tin mineralization patterns at Perlombongan Maju Hin Lee, Tanjung Rambutan, Perak, Malaysia

Author : Liau Boon Leong
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 119-133
Volume Number : 29
Year : 1991
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm29199103

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 29, July 1991, pp. 119 – 133

Tin mineralization patterns at Perlombongan Maju Hin Lee, Tanjong Rambutan, Perak, Malaysia


Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur


Abstract: The mineralization in Perlombongan Maju Hin Lee, is essentially hydrothermal in origin. The primary mineralization is spatially related to the exposed granite and granite-metasediment contact in the form of quartz-cassiterite-tourmaline vein swarms, tungsteniferous pyrometasomatic deposit in granite, iron-ore deposits, quartz-magnetite-chlorite veins, cassiterite-polymetallic-sulphides lode and fluorite lode.

The main geological control of the emplacement of the ore bodies is a structural one, in which the prelode fracture system in the granite; have served as channelways for the migrating mineralizing agents. The prominent fracture system are joints (110-290° and 150-330°) and faults (080-260° and 020-200°).

Supergene enrichment consisting of erratic concentrates of cassiterite in gossanous ore bodies is characterised by its highly weathered iron-stain cappings on the slope of the granite mass. Some topographically low-lying areas contained tin-rich soil cover, which could have been developed by deposition of high alluvium bearing cassiterite and/or cassiterite-bearing colluvium.