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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 44 (1974)No. 3. (September), Pages 928-930

An Inexpensive Hand-Operated Sediment Corer

Robert G. Sutton


A piston corer has been developed that permits sampling of shallow-water and dry beach sands. It is simple, light weight, easily operated and inexpensive. The piston head consists of a piece of cellulose sponge that permits a partial vacuum to be created providing space for the core tube penetration as well as allowing water to soak the sediments that reduces friction and facilitates extrusion.

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