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The Polar Rock Repository of the Byrd Polar Research Center

The Polar Rock Repository houses rock samples from Antarctica, the Arctic, southern South America and South Africa. The collection and database includes field notes, photos, maps, cores, powder and mineral residues, thin sections, as well as microfossil mounts, microslides and residues. Rock samples may be borrowed for research by university scientists from anywhere in the world. Samples may also be borrowed for educational or museum use in the United States.