FAQ: What is the KGS Well Sample and Core Repository?
The Kentucky Geological Survey is the designated agency for housing rock
samples collected during oil and gas well drilling, highway and foundation
drilling, exploratory samples from coal and industrial mineral tests, and
others. Persons engaged in the exploration for and development of Kentucky's
petroleum resources must submit samples of the rocks penetrated during drilling
at the request of the Survey. These samples provide essential information for a
better understanding of petroleum, coal, mineral, and ground water resources and
related environmental issues. The repository is a library where these samples
may be viewed. The repository is located on Iron Works Pike, across from the Kentucky Horse Park, a short distance north of Lexington. If you wish to
visit the facility or contribute cores or samples, please contact Patrick Gooding at 859/389-8810.
Visit the Well Sample and Core Library pages for more information.
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