The SDI Vibecore-Mini is a result of a development effort to improve hand held sediment sampling methods in areas with shallow water saturated sediments. The high frequency Vibecore-Mini is a light hand held sampler that can acquire a very undisturbed sample. The Vibecore-Mini has greatly reduced sample compaction typically present in push core sampling. The result is a sample with a better vertical representation of the sediments penetrated. The Vibecore-Mini also allows a hand held collection method that provides deeper penetration than can be achieved with push cores, Ponar grabs, box cores, ekman grabs, Shelby tubes or manual scooping.