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Rock cores from drill holes in New Mexico

Slab and Butt cores of New Mexico drill holes


Our core collection is housed in 7 insulated steel buildings that are designed for near-zero-cost maintenance. The building are unlit and unheated, but do have skylights which allows for use in our sunny climate. Tables are available for layout (limited) and there is a rock saw that can be used to take samples. The cores are stored in cardboard boxes on shelves, most of which are of modern steel construction but some of which are made of wood. Cores must be manually shelved and unshelved as aisle space in buildings is insufficient for use of a forklift. The collection consists of cores from 1433 drill holes, most of thich were drilled for oil , natural gas, or minerals. Some cores are from holes drilled for geothermal, groundwater, [...]

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25_145031_P743_Core.csv 25.02 KB
24_123924_P743_Core.csv 24.96 KB

Material Request Instructions

Cores may be analyzed or described on location or we will ship limited volumes of cores to users for the cost of shipping plus a minimal cost that covers expenses associated with loading/unloading the cores plus wear and tear on core boxes.


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This collection record was derived from a survey of State Geological Survey organizations conducted under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Final Harvest from State Inventory on Fri Nov 12 14:52:03 CST 2010

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1087983
UniqueKey State Inventory P743

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Oil & Gas Exploration (Oil & Gas Exploration,
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Mineral Exploration (Mineral Exploration,
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Teaching (Teaching,
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Universities (Universities,
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers,
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