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Schedule a Visit

To arrange a visit to our repository or to view one of our sample collections, please contact one of the FGS geologists, assistant state geologist or the acting director (a complete list of contacts can be found on the Contacts page). All requests to take samples require advance notice and approval. While we are able to provide work space and microscopes, visitors are encouraged to bring their own sampling materials such as camera, sample bags, markers, hand lenses, flashlights, brushes, hand picks, gloves, face masks for mold and dust, hand sanitizer, etc.

If you are sending samples to the FGS, please fill out and include a copy of our Well Sample Form. If you are conducting an investigation requiring the destructive sampling of FGS well cuttings, cores, core chips or outcrop samples, please see our Repository Sampling Policy for proposal guidelines.

Location and Contact Information

Collection Viewing by Appointment only
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Eastern time)
Closed all state of Florida Holidays

Walter Schmidt Museum, M-Series, Photographs and Fossil Collections:

Florida Geological Survey
3000 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Core and Cuttings Repository Shipping Address:

Florida Geological Survey
Geologic Sample Repository
3915 Commonwealth Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

Core and Cuttings Repository Mailing Address:

Florida Geological Survey
Geologic Sample Repository
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
MS 725
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

Contact for the Walter Schmidt Museum and Fossil Collections:, 850-617-0312

Contact for the Thin Section Collection:


Contact for the M-Series Collection:, 850-617-0314

Contacts for the Core and Cuttings Repository:, 850-245-3124, 850-245-3131
Last Modified:
May 4, 2021 - 11:33am

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