Geologic Records Center
NOTE: GRC hours of operation will have changed.
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The Geologic Records Center (GRC) is a key component of the Ohio Geological Survey's efforts to assist Ohio's citizens and industry in finding geologic information about the state. Through the GRC, industry representatives, scientists, policy makers, educators, students, and citizens can access the Survey’s extensive archive of geologic records, data, and publications.
Located at the main ODNR campus in Columbus, the GRC houses and distributes thousands of documents, including:
- Technical reports.
- Popular publications and educational materials.
- Geologic and topographic maps.
- Natural resources maps (coal, industrial minerals, oil, and gas).
- Various records and data dealing with specific sites throughout Ohio.
The GRC is the gateway to the Survey's geology library, which is open to the public and holds hard-to-find historical documents, theses and dissertations, journals, field trip guides, and more. GRC staff members field many questions from the public about Ohio’s geology, and visitors can access the Survey's suite of interactive mapping services.
The GRC is also the processing center for orders submitted online via the Ohio Geology Store and provides free educational materials to teachers, such as the popular rock-and-mineral kits.
For more information or to place an order, contact or visit the Geologic Records Center:
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg. C-1
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 265-6576
Fax: (614) 447-1918
Hours: Tues–Thurs 8:00–11:30 a.m. and 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Mon-Weds-Fri by Appointment