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Mineral Resource Information (Databases)

The essential enquiry point for information on mineral deposits and their geological setting.

Information databases include:

  • NZMIS – New Zealand minerals information system (portal for national mineral information)
  • PETLAB – National rock and geochemical database
  • GERM – Geological resource map database of New Zealand
  • REGCHEM – Regional stream sediment geochemical analyses from open file mining reports
  • QMAP – National 1:250 000 geological map
  • MinMap – free to use, GIS-based Minerals Map that enables access to selected GNS Science and Crown Minerals data for the whole of New Zealand.
  • metallogenic map information
  • geological map information
  • aeromagnetic, resistivity and gravity surveys
  • coal drillholes database
  • mineral deposit and exploration literature search

View the full list of GNS Science databases.