Peat or Russian Corer

An easy to operate, manual corer for sampling at different depths in sediment and wet soils, including below the groundwater level. The Peat or Russian Corer is a kind of gouge auger. The peat sampler is pushed into the soil manually.

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The sample containing part is a half cylinder. At the correct sampling depth the complete sampler is given half a turn clockwise (180°). During the turning the fin remains in position which allows the half cylinder to be filled and closed again.

  • Samples both saturated and unsaturated material
  • Stainless Steel construction for use in all soil types
  • Simple gouge with flap principle
  • No loss of sediment
  • Takes point samples at any depth
  • Easy to operate and clean
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Peat or Russian Corer Equipment Options:


  • Environmental soil research
  • Visual interpretation of a soil layer
  • Soft sediment sampling
  • Palaeontological research
  • Sediment sampling
  • Soil profile description and classification
  • Soil sampling above groundwater table
  • Soil sampling below groundwater table


Technical Specifications
Maximum sample depth
10 m
Product material
stainless steel, iron, other material
Sample diameter
52 mm
Sample length
50 cm
Sample specification
Sample volume
530 ml
Sampler position
Package size
117 x 27 x 23 cm
32 kg
Sample type
Sediment type
Peat / soft clay


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