hand auger

hand auger

[′hand ¦ȯg·ər]
(design engineering)
A hand tool resembling a large carpenters' bit or comprising a short cylindrical container with cutting lips attached to a rod; used to bore shallow holes in the soil to obtain samples of it and other relatively unconsolidated near-surface materials.
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Follow-up hand auger drilling program at 400m and 200m x 20m sample spacing for a total of 2,500 samples underway at Bianouan.
I personally prefer the hand auger for smaller jobs, because the auguring action can cut through some smaller roots as opposed to the clamshell.
And thus -- after briefly considering chucking my career as a starving writer and taking up a hand auger with immediacy -- I was forced to turn to the internet.
He pulls out the gas auger--preferred over a hand auger in areas like this with more than a foot of ice--and drills five holes for each of us.
makes a fine flat blade hand auger in both 6" and 8" hole sizes.
Recently, the gold anomaly has been extended further south and east based on hand auger assays results, which have just been received
The sampling has identified anomalous levels of uranium of up to 50ppm uranium from soil sampling and up to 249ppm uranium in hand auger samples from this lake and the associated palaeochannel system.
Krevosky recently twisted a hand auger into the earth and, with a slurp from the wet ground, pulled out a clump of dripping muck.
Following up on the previous findings, a geotechnical and hydrogeologic field investigation to evaluate the source and route of seepage flows included performing borings and rock coring with standard penetration tests; excavation to expose the uppermost two feet of the cutoff core wall; installation of piezometers, hand auger probes; dye testing; and water quality monitoring.
Hand auger diggers (Photo 2) work by leaning or pushing down on the handle as you twist it.
In addition to the drilling, other historical work includes a more recent (1997) soil geochemistry sampling program followed by Pionjar hand auger sampling which outlined several significant gold geochemistry anomalies which will also require additional due diligence follow-up work by StrataGold.
I suggest a wholly different use for the hand auger shown.