PETLAB is a New Zealand rock catalogue and geoanalytical database. It is operated by GNS, with GNS and Auckland, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury and Otago universities contributing data.
The database contains locations, descriptions and analyses of rock and mineral samples collected from onland and offshore New Zealand and Antarctica by government, university and industry geologists. Information has been sourced from journal articles, theses, and open file reports.
PETLAB now contains 191442 sample records; 50296 have analytical data.