Accession Number : AD0164179

Title :   Underwater Rock Core Sampling Device and Method of Use Thereof.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Winget,Clifford L. ; Gibson,George W. ; Shultz,William S.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes a rotary diamond rock core drill capable of obtaining a three-quarter inch diameter core four inches long at any depth down to 6,000 feet. The drill is adapted to be used with manned deep submersibles and is operated by the submersible's power supply. The drive motor is encased in an oil-filled, pressure-compensated chamber. A water pump in the drill maintains a steady low pressure flow of water against the sample during drilling operations, washing away rock chips and mud. The water flow may be reversed after the core has been cut, holding the specimen within the core tube as the drill is extracted from the rock outcrop. The sample is then ejected by again reversing the drive motor and pump, forcing the water flow down through the core tube and expelling the specimen.

Descriptors :   (*Drilling machines, *Patents), Cores, Deep water, Oceans, Drills, Rock, Diamonds, Sampling

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE