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Rock Repository (Virginia)


The Rock Sample Repository Collection consists of over 7,500 rock hand samples collected across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The samples in this collection were collected for reference during the course of geologic mapping and field studies. This collection is available for study by scientists, citizens, government agencies, and by industry.

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metadata.xml 2.59 KB
20090729_133337_RockRepository.xml 5.22 MB

Material Request Instructions

Information about samples in this collection is currently stored in two MS Access databases. DGMR is in the process of converting the MS Access databases containing information about sample location, unit, mineralogy, and other identification data in to a database with an online web-based application for searching and viewing this data. The samples, themselves, are stored the ASF building adjacent to the Natural Resources building.


Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


  • National Digital Catalog



Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1089009
UniqueKey State Inventory P1229

NGGDPP Collection Extension

Research (Research,
Reference (Reference,
Mineral Exploration (Mineral Exploration,
Oil & Gas Exploration (Oil & Gas Exploration,
Mineral Exploration (Mineral Exploration,
Engineering (Engineering,
Physical Geoscience (Physical Geoscience,
Hand samples (Hand samples,
usageTrend<p> We predict an increased interest as the data about this collection becomes accessible online.</p>
Universities (Universities,
Other Government Agencies (Other Government Agencies,
General Public (General Public,
Private Sector (Private Sector,
unitItems (Items,
collectionGrowth<p> Yes</p>

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