Drill Core Libraries

Drill core

NSW Trade & Investment, Mineral Resources has several drill core storage facilities throughout the state.

The department's main core library, the W B Clarke Geoscience Centre at Londonderry in Sydney's west, is one of the most modern and comprehensive of its kind in the world with a highly mechanised and efficient retrieval system. The core library is managed by the Geological Survey of NSW and is open for inspection and sampling of drill core by industry and research geoscientists.

The E C Andrews Drill Core Facility located at Broken Hill was officially opened by the Minister for Mineral Resources on 6 October 2006. The new centre is located at 42-56 Pinnacles Place, Broken Hill.

Coal core libraries located at Gunnedah, Gulgong, Wyee Bay and Yerrinbool are under the control of the Coal & Petroleum Resources Branch.

Reference collections

NSW Trade & Investment, Mineral Resources is custodian of the State Economic Mineral Reference Collection (containing about 24,000 specimens) and the Palaeontological Reference Collection (containing about 45,000 fossils). Further information on these collections is available from the Specialist Geological Services (SGS) Section at the W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry.

For further information, please contact the Geological Survey of NSW.