Chipmunk Drill

Description

The Chipmunk Drill is a hand-held, motor driven coring drill that collects 41 mm (1.6-inch) diameter cores in solid ice. It has two barrels, one 15 cm long and one 50 cm long. The drill has been used on one funded project (for which it was designed) at Pakitsoq, West Greenland, in 2003 and 2004, for exploratory work at the South Pole in 2013, and for several demonstrations of ice coring for the public in the U.S.

Equipment Details

Name Chipmunk Drill
Type
Type
Ice coring
Number in Inventory
Number in Inventory
1
Max. Practical Depth
Max. Practical Depth
0.90 m
Hole Diameter
Hole Diameter
64 mm (2.5-inch)
Ice Core Diameter
Ice Core Diameter
41 mm (1.6-inch)
Ice Core Length
Ice Core Length
0.15 m
IDP Driller Required?
IDP Driller Required?
No
Drill Fluid Required?
Drill Fluid Required?
No
Power Requirements/Source
Power Requirements/Source
120 V, 1 kW generator
Helicopter Transportable?
Helicopter Transportable?
Yes
Light Aircraft Transportable?
Light Aircraft Transportable?
Yes
Shipping Weight
Shipping Weight

35 lbs

Shipping Volume (Cube)
Shipping Cube

2.3

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