What is core?

Cores are cylindrical samples of rock drilled from below the surface of the earth and brought up for description and sampling. The diameter of cores ranges from 1 to 3.5 inches, depending on the drill bit used. Standard coal exploration cores are usually 2.5 to 3.5 inches in width. The length of core obtained depends on the type of information needed.

Typical coal exploration core
Typical coal exploration core.





Last Modified on 2019-10-01
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