The OSU MGR is funded by NSF to provide curation for marine geological samples. Curation and sample dissemination is therefore a central part of the OSU MGR’s activities. The core lab is equipped with, and has access to a range of equipment that can be used to measure cores. Some of this is included under standard curation practice, others require fees.

Item:Fee:
Curation of SamplesNo charge for NSF funded projects
SamplingNo charge for NSF funded projects. Though we will request PI’s undertake their own sampling for large requests.
Sending SamplesNo charge for ground shipping for NSF funded projects. Expedited, Air, or special shipping will incur costs.
Archival Materials (D-tubes, specialized boxes etc)At cost/provided by investigator. Please email osu-mgr@oregonstate.edu for details and pricing
Particle Size Analyzer$55 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time
Freeze Dryer$12 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time
Splitter Saw$17 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time
Split core track (Camera, Magnetic Susceptibility)$86 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time
Whole core track (MS, GRA, PWave, Resistivity)$91 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time
XYZ Multi-core track$86 per day use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time.
ITRAX XRF core scanner (capable of split core and uchannel samples)$33 per hour of use with technician oversight. Training and set-up costs may apply – see Technician Time.
Technician Time$70-$161 per hour. Rate for training, set-up, data processing, instrument and technical assistance database entry etc. These technician rates apply for our CT scan analyses. Higher rate may apply for customers requiring XRF scans