Core Center News

(Articles from Survey Notes)

Each column highlights a unique set of rock cores stored and publicly available (for a nominal fee) at the Utah Core Research Center (UCRC), in Salt Lake City, Utah. These cores, obtained through UGS projects and generous industry donations, are used for teaching geology students and training industry professionals, particularly those who search for oil and gas, and for research.

Utah is unique in that the rocks in the UCRC collection of cores are also exposed in canyons, mountains, and plateaus throughout the state. Thus, geology groups and researchers often head to the field to get an up-close view of the same rocks they examined at the UCRC. To assist, the UGS offers core workshops (and field trips) using cores showing classic examples of Utah geology to enlighten bright young minds and train the working professionals.

Oil or gas reservoir quality point bar/channel sandstone overlying offshore marine siltstone and shale.

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