Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 11, Dec, 1979, pp. 181 – 207
Dept. of Geology, James Cook University, QLD 4811; AUSTRALIA
Abstract: The Australian tin occurrences display a wide diversity in terms of environmental setting and types of deposit. The various provinces are discussed within the framework of a proposed international classification. The relationship between deposit type and broad geological setting is examined in terms of Precambrian-pegmatitic and orogenic-fold belt environments. Most of the Australian provinces fall into the deep volcanic/plutonic category although the plutonic-greisen style, and the volcanic styles are represented. Several exploration·models are incorporated within the environmental framework.