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Collection of Rock cores from Alaska


This collection is comprised of oil- and gas-related well cores and cuttings from wells drilled to either test for the presence of liquid or gas fossil fuels, examine subsurface stratigraphy and structures, or to produce liquid or gas fossil fuels. All well data in the Geologic Materials Center (GMC) database represents both exploration and production wells. Core has been donated by oil and gas exploration companies as well as state and federal agencies. This oil & gas related sample collection includes core, core chip, side wall core, cuttings, and unwashed cutting samples as well as oil and gas related surface and shot-hole samples. A major effort to migrate this data to a web accessible format is supported by a multi-year funding [...]

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Material Request Instructions

Access to the materials is free and accessible by contacting John Reeder, Alaska Geologic Materials Center Curator, at 907-696-0079, or at to arrange a visit to the GMC in order to examine the core.


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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 15:57:57 CST 2010

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1089109
UniqueKey State Inventory P1285

NGGDPP Collection Extension

Rock cores (Rock cores,
Physical Geoscience (Physical Geoscience,
Research (Research,
Oil & Gas Exploration (Oil & Gas Exploration,
unitBoxes of Core Materials (Boxes of Core Materials,
usageTrendIt is expected that usage will continue at least a rate of 300 "visits" per year. However, it is expected that the usage will increase due to focus on energy research.
Universities (Universities,
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers,
Other Government Agencies (Other Government Agencies,
Private Sector (Private Sector,

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