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Drilling samples

Drill cores from the collection. Photo: Screen shot/RÚV

At the old slaughterhouse in Breiðdalsvík, in the East Fjords, Iceland is being installed―samples of it, that is. Inside the building, there are hundreds of wooden boxes, containing drill cores from research drillings that have been done all over the country, RÚV reports. These are soil samples that have been used for research and which may possibly be used for that purpose again, so keeping them accessible is important.

The Drill Core Collection used to be in Akureyri, North Iceland, but was moved to Breiðdalsvík last winter. “Drilling such samples is very expensive and, therefore, it’s important to keep the existing ones and have them accessible,” Martin Gasser, a geologist overseeing the collection, told RÚV.

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