New Zealand’s largest collection of mineral-related databases is available to support your project.

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


Information databases include (*available digitally):

  • PETLAB – National rock and geochemical database
  • GERM – Geological resource 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* “link to NZ geoscience bibliography”

View the full list of GNS Science databases.