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Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface, what the rocks look like, and how they're different? Then make a visit to the KGS Well Sample and Core Library and explore Kentucky's subsurface. A wealth of information awaits you. See what rocks look like at depths in excess of 16,000 feet, and hold in your hand core that is dated at 1.9 billion years old.

The first-class facility has a wide range of geologic material and is easily accessible off both Interstate-75 and Interstate-64. It has hassle-free parking and pleasant working environment.

Researchers, consultants, students, earth scientists, government and industrial geologists, and educators are encouraged to use rock materials at the facility for stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry, structural geology, subsurface mapping, economic geology, and geologic reconstruction.

The library can be used to generate theses, dissertations, class projects, term papers, lab exercises, reports, project proposals, prospecting plans, instructional and professional presentations, and publications. The facility can also be used in conjunction with field trips. Workshops can provide opportunities for learning how to describe and study cuttings and cores while gaining hands-on experience and a better understanding of the subsurface.

Various minerals found in cores
Various minerals found in cores
Features present in cores


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Kentucky Geological Survey Well Sample and Core Library