Sampling procedure


The vertical soil core sampler
is inserted into the soil using
a heavy hammer

When the soil is hard or
dry, a larger hammer is
required to insert the soil
sampler




In soft sandy soils,
a smaller hammer is needed.







The handles are used to maintain
vertical penetration of the sampler
without risking injuries to the assistant



The soil sampler is completely
inserted into the ground in
about 1-2 minutes



The soil sampler is completely
inserted into the ground in
about 1-2 minutes




Using the car jack, the soil
sampler is easily retrieved
in about 2 minutes



Using the car jack, the soil
sampler is easily retrieved
in about 2 minutes

Using the car jack, the soil
sampler is easily retrieved in
about 2 minutes. Strong
workers are not required





Using the car jack, the soil
sampler is easily retrieved in
about 2 minutes. Strong
workers are not required








The soil core is placed in plastic
bags that are delivered for
laboratory analysis


Example of an extracted
soil core













Example of an extracted
soil core

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