Data Metallogenica 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 ways:


  • By providing 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)

  • By contributing (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 form of:

  • Non-confidential maps and sections (geology, geophysics, geochemistry)

  • Field and mine photographs (general views, critical field or rock relationships, pre-development scenes, exploration activity)

  • Petrographic photographs of ores, alteration, host rocks etc

  • Drill core or individual specimen photographs

  • Aerial or satellite photographs

  • 3D ore models (including "fly through" movies)

  • Mining, mineral processing, environmental photographs and data (eg flow sheets, mill photos, mining operations)

  • Sample sets 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 here)


  • 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 always welcome.