Utah Core Research Center Inventory

The Utah Geological Survey’s Utah Core Research Center (UCRC), established in 1951, contains the region’s only publicly available and most complete collection of geologic cuttings and core from Utah.  The facility currently holds cuttings from over 5000 drill holes and core samples from more than 1500 drill holes.

The UCRC’s collection also includes cataloged outcrop samples (mostly from graduate student projects and state geologic mapping efforts), cuttings from water and geothermal wells, sidewall plugs, and numerous other hand samples.

The UCRC inventory can be searched using the map below or the entire database can be downloaded as a spreadsheet.  If you have any questions regarding the UCRC’s collection or would like to look at any of the samples, please contact Peter Nielsen, UCRC Curator, 801.537.3359, email peternielsen@utah.gov.

database updated March 1, 2017