Coring is a mainstay of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and geoarchaeology, it allows us to take a cross-section through time of deposited materials; be they Peat Bogs, Lake Sediments, River Beds or Flood Plains.  Each environment represents its own challenges, and we have a variety of corers to deal with them all.

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Russian coring is a staple of Peat and soft sediment coring. These manual corers are available in a number of diameters, with an extendible reach.
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Gouge coring is used for harder, more densely packed sediments such as clays and heavy soils. Like the Russian, it’s available in multiple diameters and extendible to several meters.
Livingstone Piston
Livingstone coring is used primarily for unconsolidated lake sediments.
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Gravity Coring is used for taking cores of loose sediments from the beds of open water such as lakes, slow flowing rivers, and ponds.
The UWITEC corer is a more sophisticated version of the Gravity Corer which allows us to take longer cores from a wider variety of water bodies.
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Tapper coring is used to press through consolidated sediments in lakes, ponds and river beds.
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Our petrol powered Stitz corer is used for the hardest, most densely packed sediments such as clays or dry flood plains.