OSIL • Mini Box Corer

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OSIL Mini Box Corer
Environmental ● Geotechnical
Mini Box Corer
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Mini Box Corer
Key Features
  • Depth rated from <100 m to full ocean depth
  • Sampling an area of 0.1m²
  • Lightweight construction allowing deployment from smaller boats
  • Minimal contamination
  • Easy to use
  • Reliable operation
  • Well proven design
The OSIL Mini Box Corer is a simple and reliable corer for sampling an area of 0.05m2 of sediment with minimal disturbance and sample contamination. Its unique double shovel design allows easy access to the sediment for subsampling for subsequent scientific investigation. OSIL Box Corers are widely used for sampling in biological, chemical and geochemical, applications as the relatively large block of sediment provides a large well preserved sample.

The Mini Box Corer is easily deployed from a deck stand and lowered on a standard lifeboat no-load release, which activates after sediment penetration. The box is closed, top and bottom, by two closely-fitting shovels, mounted on pivot arms. Removable weights allow the corer to be used successfully in a range of sediment types.

The Mini Box Corer is a quarter scale version of the standard OSIL Box Corer. This 'mini' version is constructed of aluminium and stainless steel to reduce its weight, thereby allowing deployment from smaller boats in the inshore environment.
Depth Rating
6,000 m
Box Length
0.41 m
Box Width
0.41 m
Box Height
1.14 m
Sampling Area
0.05 m2
Frame Length
0.9 m
Frame Width
0.9 m
Frame Height
1.44 m
Ballast (Max)
20 kg
Weight (Overall)
50 kg
Total weight in air
Wire Load (Max)
1 kg
Aluminium and stainless steel
Sample Area
0.05 m2
Launch & Recovery
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