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1 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Coastal & Marine Geology Core Labs and Sample Storage Facilities Menlo Park, California

2 Menlo Park Core & Sed Lab Facilities · Core Lab · Refrigerated Core Storage Facilities · Menlo Park Campus: >900 sq. ft. (~33’ x 30’) · Menlo Park Warehouse: 3200 sq. ft. (40’ x 80’) · X-ray Lab · Core Logger · Sediment Labs (5 labs)

3 Menlo Park Campus Refrigerated Core Storage Bins Cores

4 Menlo Park Campus · >900 sq. ft. · primarily “active” cores · various grab and other samples

5 Menlo Park Campus Core Lab · Split, describe, photograph, & subsample cores · Analyze x-radiographs

6 Menlo Park Campus Core Lab · Describe, photograph, & subsample cores · Digital logging software

7 Core Logger · Two GeoTek systems · Non-destructive physical properties · Use in lab or field · Magnetic susceptibility, velocity, density, electrical resistivity, & photography · For future: x-ray

8 Core X-Radiography · Faxitron Microfocus system · Handles up to 1.5 m core

9 · Portable Medisson/Ancona Veterinarian X-ray · Use in lab or field (at sea) Core X-Radiography

10 · HP/Faxitron system · Manual or auto exposure · Beryllium window · Great for coral, rock, & core slabs

11 Core X-Radiography · AFP automated x-ray film processor · Handles sheets up to 1 m · Radiograph can be scanned into digital format

12 Menlo Park Warehouse Core facility

13 Menlo Park Warehouse Palletized Storage Cores 3200 sq. ft.

14 Menlo Park Warehouse Strut shelving 10’ tall

15 Menlo Park Warehouse Palletized storage

16 Menlo Park Accomplishments · Move of core collection to new facility · Reorganization of core and sample collection · Update of online database (InfoBank)

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30 UPDATES SINCE 2007 · Google Earth/Maps capability added to InfoBank · Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) collaboration · Recently signed MOU · Acquired core collection · Refrigerated/non-refrigerated samples · Primarily from Monterey Bay · WCMG facilities ~80% full · Part-time curator


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