|FDSN code||4B (2019-2020)||Network name||iTarg3T (iTarg3T)|
|Start year||2019||Operated by|
|End year||2020||Deployment region||
iTARG3T project is oriented to solve most of the problems that arise during the early and advanced stages of W-Sn-(Ta-Li) exploration, effective ore targeting, and ore processing. We estimate that using the methods proposed here, around ten new mines can be developed and opened, reaching the European self-production on a mid-term time scale. The technical work packages of this project are designed to solve specific problems related to the targeting of the most economically significant styles of W-Sn-(Ta-Li) mineralization, including selected examples of W-Sn veins/lodes, W-rich skarns, cupolas with disseminated Sn-(Ta), and pegmatites. This will definitely promote the interest of junior companies for these targets, giving guides for exploration and solving many of the technical problems that arise during the ‘Go or No-Go’ decisions in mineral exploration. The proposed work includes the evaluation and definition of what we think are the key guides for ore exploration (conceptual modelling and definition of pathfinders and vectors to ore, including magnetic anomaly and trace element/mineralogical variations in hydrothermal aureoles, structural studies and geophysical exploration), the evaluation of mineralogical and petrophysical properties of these complex ores.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||10.7914/SN/4B_2019|
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