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.
|Mining Core at the UCRC: Boosting Utah's Metal Exploration||Mining||2021|
|Massive Core Donations Spurred by Low Oil Prices||Core Center||2021|
|Why a Building Full of Rocks is so Important to Utah||Core Center News||2019|
|Core Like Never Before – An Unprecedented 1600-foot Core from the Green River Formation in the Uinta Basin||Core Center News||2018|
|UCRC Receives a Treasure Trove Donation of Greater Aneth Oil Field Cores||Core Center News||2017|
|Cores from Greater Aneth Oil Field: A Trip Back in Time to Utah’s “Bahama Islands” and “Florida Keys”||Core Center News||2016|
|Cores from Central Utah’s Covenant Field – Oil-Bearing Ancient Sand Dunes||Core Center News||2016|
|Skyline 16 Green River Formation Core – World Class Lacustrine Teaching Tool||Core Center News||2015|
|Ferron Sandstone Cores, Excellent Teaching Tools to Spark the Imagination!||Core Center News||2014|