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To report a serious incident to DSD, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should phone the serious incident report no: (08) 8463 6666.

Drillhole samples provide essential information in the search for ore deposits and petroleum reserves

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Drill Core Reference Library

The State Government has constructed a world-class State Drill Core Reference Library at the heart of the expanding resources precinct at Tonsley.

Submission of samples

Drillhole samples obtained from petroleum exploration in South Australia must be submitted to the Department of State Development using the Petroleum Core and Cuttings Submission Form including the guidelines (PDF 146 KB).

Inspecting core

Explorers can inspect the Drill Core Storage Facilities extensive collection.
Inspections can be organised by booking online through the South Australian Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG) - go to Geodata then Core Inspections. Data for drill hioles in South Australia including stratigraphy, lithology andcore sample informaiton can also be downloaded from SARIG.
Submit or removal of a request by completing the drillhole inspection request form:


The South Australia Drill Core Reference Library is located in the heart of the new revitalised Tonsley Precinct

Tonsley Presinct site map 

5 Tonsley Boulevard, Clovelly Park SA 5042

GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

+61 8 8379 9574