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Polar Rock Repository

Polar Rock Repository


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, under Award OPP-2137467.
DOI: https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5RF5S18 

About the Polar Rock Repository

The Polar Rock Repository (PRR) is supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. The PRR contains over 60,000 rock samples from Antarctica and the southern oceans along with small collections from South America, Africa, and Australia. The PRR collection also includes field notes, maps, thin sections, as well as an extensive media archive.

Rock samples may be used for research by university scientists globally as well as for educational or museum use in the United States. Destructive techniques are allowed. We are happy to assist in finding samples and encourage users to reach out via email or schedule a virtual meeting to discuss the collection. Visitors are also welcome at the PRR by appointment.

DOI: https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5RF5S18

Anne Grunow, Director and Senior Research Scientist
Erica Maletic, Curator
Jamey Stutz, Assistant Director

The Polar Rock Repository is associated with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. We currently welcome visitors by appointment only.

For researchers, please contact the Curator to schedule a visit.

For the general public, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center offers regular events and encourages educational visits and tours. To schedule a tour or see a list of upcoming events, please visit byrd.osu.edu/engage

Address: 1090 Carmack Rd Columbus, OH 43210

Contact the Curator about other uncataloged collections or any other questions.