vital financial support by
sponsoring the project (for details and benefits, click
here) or by taking up an annual subscription to the website database
(for details, click here)
will continue to grow with your help.
It is an important and highly regarded resource of information on global
ore deposits that has been established for public benefit. It will in
the long term continue to care for, and enhance the use of, samples and
data which otherwise might be lost to explorers and educators forever.
You can help maintain the momentum of this mission in several important
(preferably digital) descriptions, data and/or samples
on operations of your company or from your private collection. Information
both on individual deposits and on mineral provinces is sought in the
maps and sections (geology, geophysics, geochemistry)
mine photographs (general views, critical field or rock relationships,
pre-development scenes, exploration activity)
photographs of ores, alteration, host rocks etc
or individual specimen photographs
3D ore models
(including "fly through" movies)
mineral processing, environmental photographs and data (eg flow sheets,
mill photos, mining operations)
from missing deposits or additional samples from those already covered
(please contact DM first before collecting or sending; to view a guide
outlining the sampling philosophy of DM, click
Maps and photographs will be included in web-based "galleries",
examples of which can be seen by clicking
here. All contributions will be acknowledged and fully attributed.
As a guide we suggest that 35mm slides are supplied at 1000 ppi, and postcard-sized
prints at 400 ppi. However, hard copy is definitely welcome. Please do
not forget to include descriptions, names of photographers/source, and
date taken or produced.
We accept digital data in most formats but prefer JPEG, GIF, TIFF, MS
Word and Excel file types. Best of all for images and maps is Power Point.
Contributions should be sent on CD to either Alan
Goode or Kerry O'Sullivan, together with an email advising of dispatch.
Smaller files (less than 3Mb) can be sent by email. Please note that AMIRA
reserves the right to accept or reject any contribution, with regard to
maximising quality and usefulness of data and minimising duplication.
We encourage you to contact us at any time with suggestions, questions
or comments. Testimonials are