The Utah Geological Survey's (UGS) Utah Core Research Center, established in 1951 and now occupying a 13,866-square-foot warehouse, contains the region's only publicly available and most complete collection of geologic cuttings and core from Utah. The Utah Core Research Center provides a service to all interested individuals, universities, and companies requiring direct observation of actual samples for their research or investigations, and it acts as a repository for irreplaceable geologic samples which might otherwise be discarded. Used more and more often for education and research endeavors, the Utah Core Research Center offers core workshops for oil company training sessions, geologic program short courses, college thesis work, and sample evaluations for UGS/industry cooperative projects.
Collection includes whole and slabbed core from about 800 wells that are predominatly oil and gas core. Also includes coal, oil shale, tar sand, metallic mineral, engineering, water well, and lake sediment core and related samples, data, and reports.