Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp 479–482 | Cite as

Vibracore splitting jig



A lightweight, inexpensive jig for splitting 7.6 cm diameter vibracores is described. The advantage of the jig is its simplicity, low cost and portability to the coring site whether on land, ice or a boat. Core splitting at the coring site can guide additional coring activity, similar to other coring devices that extrude sediment as part of the coring process. The simple jig ensures straight and even cuts through the aluminum tube wall, leading to precise core splitting in the field or lab.


Core splitting Vibracoring Jig 



Butch Burger at The University of Toledo constructed the wooden jig after providing design modifications of the original jig. Ian Fisher drafted Fig. 1b, c. Two anonymous reviewers, Associate Editor Amy Myrbo, and Editor-in-Chief Thomas Whitmore are thanked for their constructive suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of ToledoToledoUSA

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