Geoscience Data Repositories in RHODE ISLAND


Marine Geological Samples Library

Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Contact: Dr. Steven Carey
401/874-6811 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Catalog and Index Type: paper, database
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out

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Center Services Provided: core/sample services

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Comments: The Marine Geological Samples Laboratory of the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) serves as the central repository for dredge rock, deep-sea core, and land-based geological samples collected by the Marine Geology and Geophysics Group at GSO. The main purpose of the facility is to assure that geological samples are properly stored, described, preserved, and available for use by qualified investigators from both inside and outside the institution. The facility currently maintains a collection of 1,548 deep-sea piston and gravity cores stored under refrigerated conditions, 751 dredge-rock samples, 624 coastal grab samples and approximately 90,000 samples from the reference collections of present and former faculty members.