(1) TO undertake the selection, collection, reception, arrangement and preservation of state-level geological cores and samples;

(2) TO undertake the construction of national geological cores and samples center, as well as providing guidance on the work of national cores and samples center;

(3) TO Conduct geological survey, sampling, test, analysis and research;

(4) TO carry out the research and development of work plans, management regulations, technical criteria, and job specification;

(5) TO informationize national geological cores and samples ;

(6) TO carry out domestic and international academic exchanges and cooperation on the cores and samples;

(7) TO continuously reinforce relative geological survey and research;

(8) TO accelerate scientific development, technical consultations and services;

(9) TO undertake other tasks assigned by superior authorities.