The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository is an NSF funded facility located in Palisades, NY. Our collection of over 20,000 marine sediment and rock samples spans the globe and is available to researchers and educators worldwide. The LDCR also maintians lab facilities that can process most types of samples for physical and chemical properties. Please contact the Curator at corelab@ldeo.columbia.edu if you have any questions about our services.

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