More information about materials collections

Project support services

Core store staff are frequently able to assist projects, even though the work will not immediately result in additions to BGS Corporate Collections. Recent examples of this have included:

  • Hiring a van and collecting borehole material.
  • Slicing borehole material.
  • Laying out non-archived borehole material for inspection.
  • Assisting in sampling non-archived borehole material.
  • Managing and storing project sample collections.

The cost of all this work must be covered by the commissioning project, normally by TARing staff time and any charges against the project. The Core Store Manager can advise on the likely costs of any such work.

Temporary storage of borehole material

Limited quantities of material may be temporarily stored free of charge for Science Budget projects provided that the material complies with the Corporate Registration system and completed collectors sheets have been lodged with Corporate Collections. A Drillcore Receipt form is required for borehole material. Arrangements should be made with the Core Store manager.

CR Projects will be charged for the temporary storage of samples according to the following scale of charges. SB projects that do not comply with the current Corporate Registration system will also be liable.

  • For the first month per pallet (max. weight 1,000 kg per pallet) £35.00.
  • For each subsequent month per pallet £22.50.
  • Retrieval from storage, per pallet £8.50.