Samples, Bore

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A set of 13 samples from the Herekawe bore of the Samuels Syndicate wells, near Moturoa. The samples are stored in glass jars. 10 of the jars are short and round with metal lids, while the final three are tall and slender with corks to keep the contents in place. The contents range from fine grained grey sandy material to coarse grained dark grey and white material.
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A set of oil and bore samples from Oliver Samuel’s oil drilling syndicate, from the Herekawe bore. Oliver Samuel was one of the directors of the syndicate, and his job was to gather investment from overseas. The syndicate sunk wells from Moturoa out to Omata, but the most successful wells were those clustered around the Hongihongi Stream at Honeyfield’s Farm in Moturoa, such as the number 4 bore. The number 3 well was the most successful for Samuel’s syndicate. These particular samples are from near the Herekawe stream.
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