The Polar Rock Repository, located at the Byrd Polar Research Center, is a national facility that provides rock samples for research, education, and museum use under a no-cost loan program.
Example: "Granite" or "Marie Byrd Land"
NEW! Search by geography
Search by entering keywords, then viewing samples on an interactive map of Antarctica.
Search by entering keywords, then viewing results in table format. Results may be downloaded into a spreadsheet.
- Destructive techniques are permitted on loaned research samples.
- Samples may be requested by using the 'Add to Sample Bag' button.
- Magnetic susceptibility metadata are available for >10,000 samples.