The Polar Rock Repository, located at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, provides rock samples for research, education, and museum use under a no-cost loan program.


  • Destructive techniques are permitted on loaned research samples.
  • Samples may be requested by using the "Add to Shopping Cart" button.
  • Magnetic susceptibility metadata are available for >20,000 samples.
How to Request Samples How to Donate Samples

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E-mail the Curator about other uncataloged collections, or with questions.

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