The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) maintains a collection of geologic samples from throughout Florida. This includes core samples from boreholes drilled by the FGS as well as those received from the drilling of water production wells, monitor wells, injection wells, and stratigraphic testing boreholes. The core sample collection currently includes: continuous core (CCR); Standard Penetration Test (SPT) samples; individual core segments (COR); core chips (CHP); rotosonic core (RTS); and vibracore (VBC). The collection also includes samples that are from the secondary analysis of core specimens, which we have catalogued as “secondary samples” (SAS) and “representative samples” (REP), which are often sediment or auger samples. Samples arrive in various containers, and many times must be reboxed for long term storage. The majority of our samples are stored in cardboard boxes, but many of the newer samples are stored in corrugated or molded plastic boxes. The collection is housed in our main repository on stationary shelving. The collection includes over 37,000 boxes, which each hold an average of 33 ft per box. We have an estimated 1.2 million feet of core in our collection, ranging from shallow sediment cores of less than 10 ft to non-continuous Oil and Gas samples from depths greater than 15,000 ft bls.
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“Collection Metadata Source File”
“FGS Core Collection 2018”
|usageTrend||The trend is expected to increase both internally and externally. Internal projects have been on the rise especially those that require sampling of cores and core analysis. We also expect an increase in external visitors as awareness of our collection increase and as the samples become more relevant.|