expansive vision will ensure that it is forever a work in progress.
The heritage of samples collected by Peter Laznicka, plus new material
from AMIRA Project P554 was photographed in its entirety and released
to sponsors of P554 in July 2002, and subsequently in March 2003 to
the subscribing public. The data release comprised images of more than
3000 Lithotheque rock sets and 1200 high resolution images of individual
samples from key "type" deposits, in addition to explanatory
sample "legends", a major spectral (PIMA) mineralogical database
of over 5500 measurements, and many deposit summaries.
Further collecting and sample photography continued in AMIRA Project
P554A from December 2002 to November 2004.
A major effort is being made concurrently to add supporting data to
broaden the value of the database - this includes deposit descriptions,
maps and sections (geology, geophysics, geochemistry), field and mine
photographs, petrographic photos and other material of interest. In
the future, data on mining, mineral processing, environmental and other
topics will be added.
The deposits which follow contain examples of data types progressively
being added to the website:
a composite "pseudo-gallery" has been constructed to demonstrate
many of data types that can be added progressively through the contributions
of companies and individuals (click
here). All contributions will be acknowledged and attributed.
Data Metallogenica is already an established and highly regarded source
of information on global ore deposits set up for public benefit, with
a charter 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 the mission in several significant ways:
you to contact us at any time with questions or comments.
providing vital financial support through sponsoring the project (for
details and benefits, click here)
or becoming a website subscriber (for details, click
- By providing
non-confidential company data or personal information such as maps
or field and petrographic photographs (for details, click
view a world map showing the location of all deposits held in Data Metallogenica,
To search the full deposit catalogue, click
view a complete list of mineral deposits currently in the Data Metallogenica
database click here.