The OSU MGR offers numerous services from curation, sample measurement, coring and complementary analyses.

The OSU MGR is bound by NSF OCE data policy for all NSF/OCE/MGG funded projects (please refer to parts III and VII).


The main core lab is equipped with multiple work benches, computer facilities, and sampling tools. The wet lab contains a fume hood and DI water.

The following equipment is available to users of the OSU-MGR, some of which have associated fees used to maintain instrumentation. For a list of fees see the Fees section tab.

  • A GEOTEK MSCL-S multi-sensor track (MST) for whole core that provides gamma ray attenuation (GRA) bulk density, loop magnetic susceptibility (MS), P-wave velocity (PWA) and electrical resistivity (ER)
  • A GEOTEK MSCL-S multi-sensor track (MST) for split core that provides gamma ray attenuation (GRA) bulk density, loop or point-source magnetic susceptibility (MS), P-wave velocity (PWA), electrical resistivity (ER), and line scan camera
  • A GEOTEK XZ system that provides line scan camera photography and point-source magnetic susceptibility (MS)
  • A GEOTEK XYZ system that provides point-source magnetic susceptibility (MS), handheld XRF, and color spectrophotometry
  • An ITRAX XRF Scanner capable of split core and u-channel measurement at fine-scale resolution
  • GEOTEK Core Splitter
  • Rock saw
  • Rock drill press
  • Freeze dryers
  • Electronic balances
  • Two -30°C upright freezers
  • Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 laser diffraction particle size analyzer
  • Microscopes (petrographic with digital camera and binocular)
  • Rock photography station (Canon)
  • Automated label makers