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Schedule a Visit

To arrange a visit to our repository or to view one of our sample collections, please contact the Geologic Sample Collections curator or one of our geologists (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 Sample Collections Facility Sampling Policy for proposal guidelines.

Florida Geological Survey Collections photo collage

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 Address:

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

Sample Collections Facility Shipping Address:

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

Sample Collections Facility Mailing Address:

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

Contact for Thin Section Collection, M-Series, and Sample Collections Facility:

Edward Chelette

Contact for Walter Schmidt Museum and Fossil Collections:
Last Modified:
March 27, 2024 - 2:27pm

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