I recently had some time to use the website (which is so cool by the way) and was very impressed. I look forward to all of your additions - Maureen Moore, President SEG Student Chapter, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Geology, Socorro

The talk on DM was really informative - it is a fantastic resource, which from the response you got today, looks like it will be incredibly useful for students. We look forward to seeing DM develop and will encourage its use within the department  - Laura Crisp, President SEG Student Chapter, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London

It is with deepest gratitude that we acknowledge this invaluable donation to NIGS by Gold Fields which will help immensely our professors and students. What a great Christmas gift!  - Carlo Arcilla, Director, National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Quezon City

We are very grateful to you, thank you for your help. We are very happy with this opportunity and we promise you that we will take advantage of DM and we are going to begin to collect information about our mineral deposits to contribute to this metallogenic database. Please send our gratitude to AngloGold Ashanti - Juanita Rodriguez, Andersson Acevedo and all members of SEG Student Chapter, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota.

I write to thank you and our sponsors from Gold Fields for the wealth of ore deposit information that has been made available to the University of Ghana. We shall make use of the data and also ensure that students and faculty make use of the information to enrich their research. We hope to also help support the growth and development of Data Metallogenica with data we generate as well as theses from our MSc and PhD students. Once again, I thank you very much for your support - Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, Department of Geology, University of Ghana, Accra

On behalf of the Mapua Institute of Technology Department of Earth Science and Engineering, I would like to thank you for the free access to Data Metallogenica supplied courtesy of St Barbara Ltd. This will enhance the delivery of instruction in our curriculum Marianne Fernandez, Officer in Charge, DESE, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila

Professor Laznickaís work and ongoing documentation never ceases to amaze me. Iíve just been in the Kiruna district and itís a real delight to see the Data Metallogenica record reflecting what I saw underground and more. The open pit was of course snowed in but thanks to the 1986 records we can see it all in quality photos and descriptions. Fantastic and a fabulous resource Ė Jim Stewart, Golden Archer Resources, Perth

Iím a librarian working for GeoRef. My current project is to identify Australian geoscience theses that need to be added to our database. I was in despair when I first started this huge project. As you well know, there are thousands of Australian geoscience theses, from many different universities. How to start? So I was delighted to discover Data Metallogenica. I commend you. This superb database, is exactly what I need for this work - Connie Manson, GeoRef Editor/Indexer, USA

This is truly the most extraordinary resource I have yet come across. I must recommend it - Jack Caldwell, InfoMine, Vancouver

This will be a fantastic reference; DM has potential as a tool to enhance the capabilities and experience base of our geologists - Brock Riedell, Chief Geologist, BHP Billiton, Vancouver

I just took a detailed look at AMIRA's Data Metallogenica. It's impressive!! This is going to be an incredibly useful tool in the business. AMIRA has applied the latest technology to what can only be the most comprehensive ore deposit collection in the world. I wonder how much the annual subscription fee will be for institutions and educational facilities, but if it is inexpensive enough, they ought to be subscribing massively, just like subscribing to a journal such as Economic Geology - Antonio Arribas Jr, Exploration Manager South America, Placer Dome, Reno.

The photos of individual samples are spectacular - Rael Lipson, Chief Geologist, Gold Fields, Denver

I'm really impressed with the way Data Metallogenica is progressing. This is a really practical database which should greatly benefit explorationists and researchers globally - Doug Kirwin, Executive VP, Ivanhoe Mines, Bangkok

…… your superb database - Lesley Chorlton, Geological Survey of Canada, World Mineral Deposit Map Project, Ottawa

Today I had a chance to look at some of your material, and I remain blown away by it. When I describe it now to people, I say it is "like a Library of Congress" for mineral deposits - Clinton Smyth, Managing Director, GeoReference Online, Vancouver

We believe that listening to what the rocks say is an important part of the discovery process. Data Metallogenica enables us to provide our geologists with the opportunity to listen to more rocks than we would ever hope to expose them to through field visits during their careers. Most importantly it enables our geologists to understand the broader setting of a deposit, something which is sometimes difficult to appreciate from a mine tour - Dan Wood, General Manager Exploration, Newcrest, Brisbane

Newmont staff who have had the chance to visit the DM Centre have been truly impressed with the depth and range of mineral deposits covered globally - John Hammond, Consulting Geologist, Newmont, Perth

As an organisation trying to optimise its resources to efficiently explore on a global basis, it is critical that all our explorationists have rapid access to key, globally-relevant geoscientific data sets. DM is one of these data sets and we are enthusiastic about the vision of all of the world's ore deposits at our finger tips through the web - Jon Hronsky, Global Geoscience Leader, WMC, Perth

While the collection might be regarded as primarily a training and educational aid, I believe it also has potential to aid in the discovery process - Ian Ledlie, Exploration Manager Australia, Rio Tinto, Perth

DM is brilliant - Bill Williams, Exploration Manager Peru, Phelps Dodge, Lima

The images are of high quality and the amount of useful information being assembled, catalogued and made available is really impressive. This is an ongoing project with some far reaching implications for the future of mineral deposit studies within the industry and academia - Jeff Toohey, President, Santiago Exploration & Mining Association, Santiago

An enormous data base with virtually unlimited growth potential - Mike Thicke, Search Leader Porphyry Copper Andes, BHP Billiton, Santiago

A great resource to improve our understanding of what we are exploring for. It is probably the next best thing to a field/mine visit, without the cost - Anonymous

We love the product - Brian Richardson, Exploration Manager, Thundelarra Exploration, Perth

You have done well to save the treasure - David Denham, Editor - "Preview", Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Canberra

I have visited DM several times - the collection is unique and truly fascinating. The placing of high quality photos of the collection on the internet is a vital step - Nigel Radford, Consulting Geochemist, Newmont, Perth

………..such a superb research tool in DM - Michael Gunning, Northern Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Regina

I must congratulate AMIRA on a splendid venture ……. Data Metallogenica will be THE world centre for comparative ore deposits studies - Professor Eugen Stumpfl, University of Leoben, Austria

....our long range objective is to contribute to ensuring availability of the splendid DM resource - Kathleen Johnson, Program Coordinator, Mineral Resources Program, USGS, Reston

I really like the DM concept and think it is a valuable resource with immense potential. I am excited about the website - Simon Shee, Research Manager, De Beers, Melbourne

Data Metallogenica looks superb, indeed awesome - Steven Drury, Open University, Milton Keynes

DM is an amazing project and one that deserves to succeed. A fantastic resource - Bob Foster, Minerals Manager, Exploration Consultants Limited, Henley on Thames

One of the first places we go to is the DM website to search out information on a new deposit type or region - Dave Thomas, Chief Geoscientist, Cameco, Saskatoon

I have been perusing the DM site. Every time I do this I am amazed at the wealth of information and the excellent presentation. An incredible job - Phoebe Hauff, Spectral International, Denver

Looks very impressive - congratulations on the achieved level of comprehensive information and service - Reimar Seltmann, Head, CERCAMS (Centre for Russian and Central EurAsian Mineral Studies), Natural History Museum, London

I am now using DM. I don’t expect to watch television ever again! - Dr Rob Chapman, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds