"Typical" vibracores - example
0-12 in. Interval: oily soft silt.  Consistency varies from almost fluid (left) to gelatinous (right).    Despite vibrations, gas bubble cavities are still preserved in the interior.  A bluish sheen in places indicates the presence of oil.
11-25 in. Interval:  oily firmer silt.
Consistency is like pudding.  Some evidence of layering is seen.  More bubble voids and bluish oil sheen are visible.

24_38 in. Interval:  oily silt with clay band.  Consistency is like pudding to soft dough.  Below the darker gray band at 20 in. is a light brown band of soft silty clay with oil traces.
This 9-ft. core provides a good example of both polluted and natural sediments of various types.  It was collected from a reservoir in Michigan, USA as part of a contaminant study.  The core was photographed at overlapping intervals with a track-mounted camera on a table top under artificial lights.  A descriptive core log was also made.
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