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The United States Polar Rock Repository: A geological resource for the Earth science community

Open-File Report 2007-1047-SRP-068

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DOI: 10.3133/ofr20071047SRP068

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Abstract

The United States Polar Rock Repository (USPRR) is a U. S. national facility designed for the permanent curatorial preservation of rock samples, along with associated materials such as field notes, annotated air photos and maps, raw analytic data, paleomagnetic cores, ground rock and mineral residues, thin sections, and microfossil mounts, microslides and residues from Polar areas. This facility was established by the Office of Polar Programs at the U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to minimize redundant sample collecting, and also because the extreme cold and hazardous field conditions make fieldwork costly and difficult. The repository provides, along with an on-line database of sample information, an essential resource for proposal preparation, pilot studies and other sample based research that should make fieldwork more efficient and effective. This latter aspect should reduce the environmental impact of conducting research in sensitive Polar Regions. The USPRR also provides samples for educational outreach. Rock samples may be borrowed for research or educational purposes as well as for museum exhibits.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The United States Polar Rock Repository: A geological resource for the Earth science community
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2007-1047-SRP-068
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20071047SRP068
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
Report: 3 p.; Plate 1: 2 p.; Plate 2: 1 p.; Plate 3: 1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N