Petlab is New Zealand’s national rock, mineral and geoanalytical database. It is operated by GNS Science, with GNS Science, Auckland, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury and Otago universities all contributing data. The database contains locations, descriptions and analyses of rock and mineral samples from on- and offshore New Zealand, Antarctica and worldwide. Petlab now contains 206,524 sample records; 58,356 have analytical data. Last updated on December 20, 2017. DOI: Cite as: GNS Science. (2004). Petlab: New Zealand’s national rock, mineral and geoanalytical database. [Data set]. GNS Science.
Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, ANTARCTICA, petrology, mineral, rock, geochronology, geochemistry
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Good Data are accessible from a public facing server
Common Format (CF) Good Data are available in a commonly used format (syntax)
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Good Data are well described in terms of their origins, modifications and processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Poor Data lack any description of their content quality, completeness or consistency
Governance (GO) Medium The contributing organisation (CRI) has ambiguous ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Good Both metadata and the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Good A data licence is easily accessible and understandable
Last Updated (LU) Medium The last updated statement is ambiguous