Geoscience Reference Collection—Exploration Data Centre

The Exploration Data Centre managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy stores Queensland’s collection of geoscientific samples, data and information including:

  • drill core and cuttings from government and company exploration programs
  • rock/geochemical samples and petrographic thin sections from the Geological Survey of Queensland regional mapping and mineral occurrence studies
  • geophysical data including raw and processed seismic data sepia sections and magnetic tapes
  • company exploration reports.

Access to the collection

You can access online catalogues of the material held at the Exploration Data Centre:

Researchers, mining/exploration industry representatives, geotechnical engineers and government officers can access drill core and cuttings upon prior arrangement.