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MGRRE Resources


We invite teachers who are looking for Earth Science resources to schedule a visit and spend time in our classroom looking through books and watching videos that are listed in the document below.  We also have many college level textbooks that provide excellent references for high school teachers.

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What is that black stuff in the rocks? Could that be OIL? So maybe oil, gas and water isn't really flowing in underground rivers and streams.

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2242 thru 2244 feet deep
2235 thru 2237 feet deep
2226 thru 2228 feet deep

The numbers written in black on the rock are the depths below the surface of Allegan County that the core sample was taken at. The oil well the students worked with data and samples from was drilled in July of 1987 and the rock core is preserved at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education.



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