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 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.
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.
For more information, contact:
Core Library Manager
+ 64 8 8379 9574