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Services, Research and Facilities

The Saskatchewan Geological Survey investigates, compiles and maintains information on the geology, and mineral and energy resources of the province.

Services, Facilities and Contacts of the Saskatchewan Geological Survey

Current Research by Staff of the Saskatchewan Geological Survey

Subsurface Geological Laboratory

Kelly Laverdiere, Laboratory/Warehouse Supervisor
Phone: (306) 787-2622
Subsurface Geological Laboratory
201 Dewdney Avenue East
Regina, SK S4N 4G3
Fax: (306) 787-4608

Core and Sample Repositories

The Saskatchewan Geological Survey maintains a comprehensive repository of drill core and drill cuttings recovered primarily from oil, gas, and potash exploration in the southern part of the province. This material, plus rock and mineral samples from mapping of the Precambrian Shield and some northern drill core, is housed in the Subsurface Geological Laboratory, where examination facilities (including a confidential room) are available.

Well and Core Inquiries

The Assistant Chief Geologist of Petroleum Geology can provide authorization for sampling core for destructive and non-destructive testing and for shipping of cores for sampling or otherwise, and details of the terms governing such authorizations.

Melinda Yurkowski, M. Sc., P. Geo., Assistant Chief Geologist
Phone: (306) 787-0650

La Ronge Precambrian Geological Laboratory

The La Ronge office provides geological maps and reports for viewing. Off-confidential assessment work files for northern Saskatchewan, a geological library and other information are available. Mineralized drill hole core and rock samples are available for viewing and testing.

Natalie Thompson, Administrative Support
Phone: (306) 425-4498
Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources
1310 La Ronge Avenue
P.O. Box 5000
Telephone: (306) 425-4498
Fax: (306) 425-4471

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