• Fernando Tormos
  • IGEO
  • Spain

The aim of the iTarg3T (Innovation Targeting of Tin-Tungsten-Tantalum) EIT RM project is to promote the exploration of these critical and technological metals in RIS countries by providing innovative tools that facilitate the transition from conventional brownfields to greenfields exploration. These techniques include the development of mineral system models for the different styles of mineralization, numerical prediction of ore accumulation, geochronology and isotope geochemistry as pathfinders to ore and geophysical detection of hidden cupolas and mineralized structures. These geological-geophysical studies are complemented by advances in two other pillars that support mine exploration, which are advances in our understanding of the social license to operate and in geometallurgy.

About the speaker

Fernando Tornos is researcher at the CSIC with more than 35 years experience in ore deposit mapping and metallogeny, mineral exploration and ore deposit models. He has worked in Spain, Latinamerica and Asia, dominantly in volcanosedimentary deposits, skarns, IOCG and magnetite-(apatite) deposits. Has more than 100 papers in the SCI, has served as editor of Mineralium Deposita, president of the SGA and Director of Research in natural Resources at the Spanish Geological Survey. He has coordinated several research projects with Spanish, European and International funds and has consulted for several companies.