Virtual Visit to the Repository

Explore these pages to learn more about the repository, take a self-guided tour through our new facility, watch videos of the coring process, and look up close at some of our Oregon cores with a StoryMap Core Tour.


The OSU-MGR is the largest facility of its kind in the country. With the 2018 addition of the Antarctic Core Collection (previously housed at Florida State University) the repository now archives over 24 miles of sediment core and more than 10,000 rocks.

Researchers around the world can access these samples to investigate a wide range of questions about Earth’s history and processes.

In this video, OSU faculty Joe Stoner, Maureen Walczak, and Maziet Cheseby discuss the repository and what can be learned from cores.

Self-guided Tour

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