Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 11, Dec, 1979, pp. 137 – 159
1Dept. of Geotechnical Engineering, AIT, Bangkok
2Dept. of Geological Sciences. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand·
3Dept. of Mineral Resources, Bangkok, Thailand.
The tin belt of Southeast Asia extends over 2,900 kilometres from Burma via peninsular Burma, Thailand, and West Malaysia to the “Tin Islands” of Indonesia. A 1,800 kilometre portion of this belt lies in Thailand but only a few papers dealing with the genesis and paragenesis of the tin deposits in this country exist. This paper attempts to review the existing knowledge of the tin fields in Thailand. Tin occurrence is always spatially associated with granites and therefore these rocks are reviewed first. This is followed by classification and typical characteristics of each type of tin deposit, concluding with a description of known tin districts of Thailand.