Gravity Coring

For gravity coring operations, the end of the deployment cable is attached to the top of the main body and lowered as fast as possible when approaching the bottom to allow gravity and inertia to drive the corer barrel into the sediment.

Gravity Coring Configuration:

  1. Attachment Bail
  2. Stabilizing Fins
  3. One-way Valve
  4. Clamp
  5. Lead Ballast
  6. Steel Coupler 
  7. Clear Plastic Liner
  8. Steel Barrel
  9. Stainless Core Catcher
  10. Bronze Nose Cone
  11. Extension Barrel
  12. Barrel Coupler