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Collection of Drill Cuttings from MD


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The Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) Drill Cuttings Collection consists of washed and unwashed cuttings from drilling sites throughout Maryland. The collection includes chips from rock drillings as well as cuttings from unconsolidated Coastal Plain sediment drilling. There are approximately 2,600 boxes (15.5” x 5.5” x 3.4”) in the collection. Each box contains between 20-50 envelopes, bags, or vials of cuttings. Thanks to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) grants, approximately 1,999 boxes of drill cuttings containing over 43,500 envelopes have been inventoried as of August 2021. The Drill Cuttings Collection is now primarily stored in the MGS Core (and Cuttings) [...]

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MGS Curator
Data Owner :
Maryland Geological Survey

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tbl_UploadMetadata_CuttingsInv2021.csv 284.62 KB text/csv
metadata_MGSCuttingsInv2022.xlsx 88.85 KB application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

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Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 2203962
UniqueKey State Inventory P1532

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