Core Research Center, Central Region, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Service Provider DescriptionThe Core Research Center (CRC) was established in 1974 by the U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) to preserve valuable rock cores for use by scientists and
educators from government, industry, and academia. The cylindrical sections of
rock are permanently stored and available for examination and testing at the
core storage and research facility in Denver, Colorado.
The CRC is currently one of the largest and most heavily used public core
repositories in the United States. The CRC encourages use of its facility by
all interested parties. Tours of the facility are available by appointment.
[Summary provided by the USGS.]