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Drillhole samples provide essential information in the search for ore deposits and petroleum reserves

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Drill Core Reference Library

The State Government has constructed a world-class State Drill Core Reference Library at the heart of the expanding resources precinct at Tonsley.

Drill core material from existing libraries continues to be consolidated and moved into the new South Australia Drill Core Reference Library at Tonsley. The new facility has been operational from July 2016.

Submission of samples

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

Inspecting core

Explorers can inspect the Drill Core Storage Facilities extensive collection.
Inspections can be organised by booking online through the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG) - go to Geodata then Core Inspections. Data for drill holes in South Australia including stratigraphy, lithology and core sample information can also be downloaded from SARIG.
Submit or removal of a request by completing the drillhole inspection request form:

For more information, contact:

Energy Resources Division
+61 8 8463 3204