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At the core of N.D. oil

Published 04/30/2010, Grand Forks Herald

Tucked away in a corner of UND’s campus, right up against the railroad tracks is a warehouse full of rocks. Lots and lots of really old rocks that tell a lot about what's new in North Dakota's hot oil industry. Stored in yard-long boxes stacked 30 feet high down long corridors of heavy steel shelves in the Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library, thousands of core samples dating to 1938 track the exploration of North Dakota’s 400-million-year-old oil-streaked rock that lies two miles below the earth’s surface.

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