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Archives and Collections (IGWS)

Collection of pamphlets, brochures, and informational booklets from the US Department of the Interior, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Conservation, Indiana Geological Survey, Illinois Geological Survey, Kentucky Geological Survey, and more. Most are dated but have general information that could still be useful today.
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A collection of well cuttings from the State of Indiana with a few from surrounding states. The well cuttings are filed in small envelopes identified with pertinent information and are stored in boxes in the basement of the Indiana Geological Survey. Each box has a file number which links it to other types of information. In addition to the archived cuttings, 80% of the cuttings are mounted on lithologic strip logs. The cuttings are glued on the strip log according to their correct depth. This gives the user the option to look at either the strip log or the actual well cuttings. There are 13,455 archived wells in the Indiana Geological Survey rock cuttings collection. This collection takes up approximately 15,000...
Inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analysis data compiled using sample preparation procedures outlined by ASTM D2013/D2013M-18 and ASTM D6357, and using two independent sets of element standards for instrument calibration. Additional analysis methodologies are described in detail in the resulting publication Rare earth elements and yttrium in Pennsylvanian coals and shales in the eastern part of the Illinois Basin (Mastalerz et al., 2020).
Because Indiana has significant resources of coal, coal waste, and coal combustion products that are potential resources of critical minerals, this project developed a data preservation strategy for these coal related materials. Rare Earth Elements (REE) are the principal groups of critical minerals considered in this data preservation project, and our strategy for data preservation is to develop databases for individual groups of coal and coal-related materials. When completed, these databases will be combined under an inteactive application that will allow users to quickly locate selected sites and learn which data are available.
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This is a collection of over 14,000 physical sediment samples that accompany the gamma-ray logs. There are an estimated 2168 sample sets. The samples are stored in whirl bags labeled with the unique gamma-ray log number and depth of sample. The bags are stored in core boxes labeled with the unique gamma-ray number and range of depth. The number of samples per log primarily depends on the depth of the log. Due to poor original storage methods many samples were lost, therefore there are close to 800 gamma-ray logs without available physical samples.
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