Geoscience Data Repositories in KENTUCKY

Office of Geologic Information

Kentucky Geological Survey
University of Kentucky
228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0107

Contact: Bart Davidson, Manager
606/257-1147 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search, other
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, fiche
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out, digital, maps, reports

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Center Services Provided: core/sample services (see Comments), data packages, other services (see Comments)

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Comments: Core/sample services include archiving (sampling by special request to the State Geologist). Other services include data searches, oil- and gas-well overlay maps (7.5-minute), water-well overlay maps, geological publications, and topographic and geologic maps. Data searches are requested through staff members.

The Office of Geologic Information archives approximately 150,000 oil- and gas-well records. About 30% to 40% of these contain e-logs. Most records are now computerized.
Information is also available on 39,000 water wells, 800 springs, 330 dye traces, and 18,000 water-quality analyses.

The Office of Geologic Information has access to 3,200 coal-quality analyses, 30,000 coal-thickness data points, and logs for 4,500 cores in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field and 2,700 cores in the Western Kentucky Coal Field.

Data can be provided on diskette or magnetic tape, in addition to hard copy.

Geological Sciences Library

University of Kentucky
100 Bowman Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0059

Contact: Mary Spencer, Library Manager
606/257-5730 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 2 (plus 5 to 6 student assistants)
Type of Repository: Public - Federal

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NREPC Office of Information Services

Geographic Information Branch
Capital Plaza Tower, 14th Floor
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Contact: Jeno Balassa, Geoprocessing Specialist
502/564-6736 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 6
Type of Repository: Public - Federal, State/Local
Data Access Fee: other
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Retrieval: on-line
Data Delivery Media: on-line

Comments: Data free of charge when downloaded via WWW site; any tape or disk requests are subject to fee schedule. All maps are limited to Kentucky; scanned rectified 7.5-minute topographic maps are forthcoming.