May 22, 2014 at 8:01 am
A library on the u-n-d campus has growing pains but this building doesn’t contain any books. The Wilson m. laird core and sample library holds 34-thousand boxes of drill cuttings. The rock and soil samples are primarily from the Williston basin. The facility houses 70 miles of core samples. Researchers…students…and companies interested in viewing the cuttings have to take turns because of limited lab space. The building is owned by the north Dakota geological survey. The higher ed board’s budget and finance committee reviewed plans on wednesday to expand the library to the west at the expense of what is now a parking lot. The project will also be considered by the industrial commission for funding during the 2015-17 biennium.
knox / doug barrett