Core boxes are used during the initial stages of mineral exploration one of the best methods of obtaining samples, especially those of sediment or rock beneath the surface is core drilling.
Core drilling brings up rock cores from beneath the surface, which are then split into 1 meter sections and stored, in sequence in drill core boxes. This allows the safe storage and transportation of samples as well as allowing geologists to easily analyse the core samples when needed.
The Good Hope Lake Sawmill produces high quality core boxes that are in demand by various mining exploration companies operating in Kaska Territory. Training for new employees is underway to ensure that DRDC always has experienced workers to fill the orders as they come in and work on building up and inventory of the most common core box types.