Core sample. The product of a Diamond rig
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is a cylindrical section of a naturallyoccurring medium consistent enough to hold alayered structure. Most cores are obtained by drillinginto the medium, for example the earth, with ahollow steel tube called a corer. The hole made forthe core sample is called a core hole. A variety of corers exist to sample different media underdifferent conditions. More continue to be invented.In the coring process the sample is pushed more orless intact into the tube. Removed from the tube inthe laboratory, it is inspected and analyzed bydifferent techniques and equipment depending onthe type of data desired. Analysis is generally non-destructive of most of the sample.
2 Management of cores and data
4 Informational value of core samples
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, in which the core sampler is dropped into the sample
, in which the sampler is vibrated to allow penetration into thixotropic media.
Management of cores and data
Coring is the method to retrieve cores samples from the ground. Coring is often utilised in ocean drillingand surveying. Scientist often using coring to acquire
for study.Drilling equipment is often used for coring. Rock core is often taken during mineral explorationoperations to help determine the rock type and amount of mineralisation present. A diamondimpregnated core bit is used which is rotated to cut an annulus of rock, producing a rock core whichextends through the bit into the core barrel. In a wireline system, the core barrel can be retrieved using awire cable that is run inside the drill rods. Thus, the drill rods do not have to be removed from thePage 1 of 3Core sample - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia8/3/2009http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Core_sample&printable=yes