The Primary Tin Mineralisation Patterns of West Malaysia


Author : K. F. G. HoskingPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 6Page : 297-308Year : 1973


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 6, Jul, 1973, pp. 297 – 308

 

The Primary Tin Mineralisation Patterns of West Malaysia

HOSKING, K.F.G.

"A mighty maze! but not without a plan."

(Alexander Pope) 

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.