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Information Services and Facilities

We encourage industry members and the public to access our many publications, data, and services for information that is timely and relevant to them.

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Information Distribution Services (Products and Services Catalogue)

Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Phone service hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (403) 297-8311, press 2 (toll-free: 1-855-297-8311)
Email: InformationRequest@aer.ca 

Our data products can either be downloaded free of charge (self-service) or ordered through our Products and Services Catalogue.

We retain the proprietary rights on all data sold. To learn more about our products and services, and how to order products, please refer to the catalogue.

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Mineral Core Research Facility

Mineral Core Research Facility
Capital Industrial Park
4504 Eleniak Road (63 Avenue)
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2S1

The AER’s Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) operates the Mineral Core Research Facility, which has an excellent library collection of geoscience information that is available to government agencies, industry, students, and the public. The collection includes more than 150 journals and 25 000 books and documents.

The AGS’s Mineral Core Research Facility also houses more than 58 572 metres of mineral core and 17 000 rock samples primarily extracted from the exposed Canadian Shield in northeastern Alberta. The provincial government collects these samples from companies working under mineral permits, as required by the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Regulations section of the Mines and Minerals Act.

All visitors must have an appointment. To book an appointment, contact Rob Natyshen at (780) 466-1779.

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Additional Information

Confidentiality

Some information must be held confidential for a period of time before we can release it for publication or examination. In general, we can only share nonconfidential material with the public. However, we may accept a licensee’s letter of release for obtaining confidential material from the Core Research Centre and Information Distribution Services.