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Crown Minerals has released its 2009-2010 Annual Report.
The annual report provides an update on a year-long project to enhance the world ranking Crown Minerals’ technical database.
“Quality and access of data saw the Fraser Institute recently give New Zealand a 2nd place ranking internationally for geological databases,” said Chris Kilby, Group Manager Crown Minerals.
“Over the last year there has been a major upgrade of software, new hardware, and a new data centre that will pave the way for future growth in demand for exploration data.
“It will also provide for more cost effective administration of the vast amount of information administered by Crown Minerals.”
Crown Minerals’ technical database contains the geophysical and other exploration data permit holders are required to submit. After five years Crown Minerals makes the data freely available to others (or when acreage becomes available, if earlier).
Other highlights of the annual report include:
The Annual Report is available from the publications section of the Crown Minerals website at www.crownminerals.govt.nz.