Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 6, Jul, 1973, pp. 297 – 308
“A mighty maze! but not without a plan.”
Department of Geology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Abstract: In this paper the more obvious features of the primary tin mineralization pattern of West Malaysia are noted. Then the various major types of primary deposit, which are the dominant units of the pattern, are broadly described, and their distribution, particularly with respect to the granitic masses, is considered. The distribution of certain varieties of cassiterite and of other tin-bearing species is also commented on. A tentative history of development of the pattern is presented and mention is made of the tin-barren/tin-product granite question in the light of this hypothesis.