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Core collection with bucket auger

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Core collection with bucket auger
Collecting a soil core using a bucket auger

STEM Standard addressed: ESS2E - Biogeology

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General Course Areas
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Soil Taxonomy and Genesis

Category: Environment & Landscape

A soil core is being collected and laid out in a core box using a bucket auger. When doing so, it is very important to measure the depth of the hole after every auger bucket is collected and make the depth of the soil material in the core box match the depth of the hole (note the tape measure prominently displayed in the foreground of the photo).

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Credit this item to: Photo courtesy of Eric C. Brevik
Media Date: 2003-02-18
Provided By: Dr. Eric C. Brevik

Latitude: 30.8327022
Longitude: -83.27848510000001


  • * Eric C. Brevik
    Dickinson State University

Submitted By: Dr. Eric C. Brevik


  • bucket auger
  • soil core
  • sample collection


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