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The Otago Repository for Core Analysis provides detailed analysis of core samples

The Repository's infrastructure and equipment includes an iTrax XRF, a Geotek MSCL and a large lab area for logging and sampling cores.


Facilities available for analysis of core samples

Equipment hire

Equipment available to hire and rates


Monthly updates about scientific drilling

Principal users


  • Associate Professor Chris Moy
  • Dr Christian Ohneiser
  • Dr Christina Riesselman (also Marine Science)
  • Professor Claudine Stirling
  • Professor Mark Stirling
  • Professor James White
  • Professor Gary Wilson (also Marine Science and GNS Science)


  • Professor Sean Fitzsimons

Anthropology and Archaeology

  • Professor Glenn Summerhayes