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Coompana Drilling and Geochemistry - precompetitive geoscience data releases ¦  Statute Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018 introduced into Parliament ¦ Mineral Resources Division is now based at level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000 ¦ Regulatory Guideline MG2b PEPR for metallic and industrial minerals - updated guidance on measurement criteria

The collection and preservation of reference material is a valuable resource for exploration and research for the benefit of our state

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Mineral and petroleum exploration companies in South Australia are required by legislation to provide representative samples of any drill core and cuttings generated during tenure to the Department of State Development.

Mineral samples

Core racks Mineral sample submissions are evaluated by the department for their economic and scientific value, and key samples are selected for storage at the South Australian Drill Core Reference Library.

Submission information required, sample selection advice, quantities, and labelling are set out in the Minerals Regulatory Guidelines MG18 - Guidelines for explorers: submission of representative samples for mineral exploration drillholes (PDF 1.9MB).

Sample submission forms are to be emailed to the Core Library Manager to be assessed for retention prior to the delivery of material to the library.

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Petroleum samples

Drillhole samples obtained from petroleum exploration in South Australia must be submitted to the Department of State Development using the Petroleum Core and Cuttings Submission Form including the guidelines (PDF 146 KB).

Contact the Core Library Manager to make arrangements for sample submission and to submit forms.

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For more information, contact:

David Groom
Core Library Manager
+ 61 8 8379 9574