USGS - science for a changing world

About USGS

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

Small Bedload Sampler

000760: Small Bedload Sampler
Named for co-inventors Ed Helley and Winchell Smith; built in the 1960s by Vigus and Lyle, machinists in the Geology Department of the University of California, Berkeley. This sampler was first used in California and later at several locations around the country. Bedload samplers are used to sample sand, silt, gravel or rock debris carried by a stream or immediately above the stream bed. This sampler weighs 65 lb, larger versions weigh over 100 lb.

Object ID: USGS-000760


Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/who_we_are/museum/collections/000760_small_bedload_sampler.asp
Page Contact Information: Ask USGS
Page Last Modified: Thursday, October 01, 2009