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Collection of rock cuttings from Florida


The cuttings collection is made up of well cuttings - rock samples that are cut by a bit in the process of well drilling and removed from the hole in the drilling mud. The samples arrive in two conditions, processed samples that have already been washed and organized in archival containers, or unprocessed samples, arriving in sampling bags which must be processed. The FGS has detailed guidelines for processing samples. This includes washing off drilling mud, drying samples, and determining how much sample to preserve. Clay samples can easily be washed away when processing samples, so an unwashed set is also kept for all samples. The standard sample size is 250-400 mg. Samples are stored by interval in paper envelopes measuring 3¿ by [...]

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metadata.xml 3.7 KB
28_113024_P584Charlotte_Dataset_100405_lds.csv 121.26 KB
28_113141_P584Desoto_Dataset_100512_avr.csv 103.59 KB
28_113209_P584Glades_Dataset_100329_avr.csv 180 Bytes
28_113232_P584Hardee_Dataset_100519_avr.csv 125.11 KB
28_113300_P584Highlands_Dataset_100507_lds.csv 84.05 KB
28_113326_P584IndianRiver_Dataset_100512_lds.csv 88.11 KB
28_113349_P584Martin_Dataset_100323_lds.csv 96 KB
28_113427_P584Okeechobee_Dataset_100506_avr.csv 55.76 KB
28_113453_P584Sarasota_Dataset_100412_lds.csv 514.02 KB
28_113521_P584StLucie_Dataset_100330_lds.csv 144.21 KB
20091022_084513_P584MO_090615_nad27.csv 6.23 KB
20091022_084639_P584PB_090616_nad27.csv 94.09 KB
20091022_084906_P584Misc_GL_OS_SR_090616_nad27.csv 1.43 KB
20091022_085008_P584LE_090616_nad27.csv 106.36 KB
20091022_085101_P584HY_090616_nad27.csv 103.34 KB
20091022_085153_P584CR_090616_nad27.csv 175.74 KB
20091022_085218_P584BW_090616_nad27.csv 117.09 KB
20091030_112513_P584Statemap_Q1982_Q1983_090616_nad27.csv 168.53 KB
20091109_114537_P584DD_090615_nad27.csv 182.25 KB
20091109_115056_P584Misc_GL_OS_SR_090616_nad27.csv 2.57 KB
20091109_115231_P584LE_090616_nad27.csv 259.64 KB
20091109_115408_P584HY_090616_nad27.csv 264.89 KB
20091109_115605_P584CR_090616_nad27.csv 335.03 KB
20091109_115641_P584BW_090616_nad27.csv 221.58 KB
20091109_114710_P584PB_090616_nad27.csv 369.22 KB
20091214_070921_P584NGGDPP_Phase_II_upload_file_v1_lafedit.csv 2.57 MB
20101005_150057_P584Citrus_Dataset_100527_avr.csv 140.45 KB
20101005_150140_P584Hernando_Dataset_100721_swb.csv 103.52 KB
20101005_150303_P584Levy_Dataset_100824_swb.csv 105.43 KB
20101005_150411_P584Marion_Dataset_100729_avr.csv 448.73 KB
20101005_150447_P584Orange_Dataset_100824_avr.csv 476.5 KB
20101005_150507_P584Pasco_Dataset_100714_swb.csv 199.59 KB
20101005_150524_P584Sumter_Dataset_100621_swb.csv 96.74 KB
20101006_115203_P584Lake_Dataset_100624_avr.csv 450.38 KB

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<div>Record loaded as part of the file import <a href=""> P584Charlotte_Dataset_100405_lds.csv</a> on 28-JUN-10 AM by <a href="">Keith Wood</a></div>

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1087780
UniqueKey State Inventory P584

NGGDPP Collection Extension

Research (Research,
Reference (Reference,
Mineral Exploration (Mineral Exploration,
Oil & Gas Exploration (Oil & Gas Exploration,
Land Management (Land Management,
Hazard Mitigation (Hazard Mitigation,
Mineral Exploration (Mineral Exploration,
Engineering (Engineering,
Teaching (Teaching,
Geological (Geological,
Rock cuttings (Rock cuttings,
usageTrendThe trend is expected to increase both internally and externally. Internal projects have been on the rise especially those that require sampling of cuttings and cuttings analysis. We also expect an increase in external visitors as awareness of our collection increase and as the samples become more relevant.
K-12 (K-12,
Universities (Universities,
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers,
Regulatory Agencies (Regulatory Agencies,
Other Government Agencies (Other Government Agencies,
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