United States Polar Rock Repository, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University
Data Center Description
The repository houses rock samples from Antarctica, the Arctic, southern South America and South Africa. The polar rock collection and database includes field notes, photos, maps, cores, powder and mineral residues, thin sections, as well as microfossil mounts, microslides and residues. Rock samples may be borrowed for research by university scientists from anywhere in the world. Samples may also be borrowed for educational or museum use in the United States. Visitors are welcome at the USPRR by appointment.