Core library is nation’s biggest
PERTH will be home to Australia’s biggest and newest drill core facility as part of the $7.3 million Perth Core Library transformation in Carlisle.
The $5.1 million construction stage was launched last week.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said construction would involve the expansion and modernisation of the historic library to drive the discovery of new resources.
“I thank the Federal Government for its $1.2 million contribution, which will help this expansion yield not only a national-leading facility, but a world-class exploration resource,” Mr Marmion said.
“With the challenges facing the industry, it is crucial we do everything possible to promote mining and petroleum developments and the jobs and innovations they will deliver.”
The library contains samples dating to the 1890s and stores more than 500km of drill core.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion, Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Exploration Companies CEO Simon Bennison examining some of the hundreds of kilometres of drill core.