Use our facilities to process and scan your cores and collect the data you need to answer your research questions.

Three photos of researchers sampling cores

Core Processing 

Initial core description (ICD) is the portion of core processing that precedes subsampling and analysis. Data collected during ICD, especially lithological and compositional information form the basis and context for all further analyses, and often provide most of the interpretation of depositional environments and changes.

Core Sampling

Samples are extracted from cores for discrete analyses, using tools appropriate for the lithologies.

Subsample Preparation and Analysis

The CSD Facility coordinates analyses at the lab on a fee-for-service basis. Technicians can perform the procedures, or facility visitors can be trained in preparation and analysis.


The CSD Facility curates a collection of software for core analysis.

Lab Supplies

The CSD Facility maintains an inventory of commonly used lab supplies.