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Drill core; XTS.229.1

Drill core; XTS.229.1
Drill core
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Drill core; a diamond drill core.

Drill core is the product of core drilling; a method of drilling specifically designed to remove a cylinder of material (the core). Core drilling is used where the core may need to be preserved and is frequently used in mineral exploration where materials may be hundreds to thousands of feet underground. The core samples are recovered and tested to inform effective plans for mining in a particular area.

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Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Drill core
Object number


core drilling

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