All cores of DIVE borehole 1B are now in the national core repository for continental drill cores in Berlin-Spandau (GER) where a preliminary sampling party for PhD and post-doc research tightly related to DIVE has taken place recently. After some initial hurdles, our routine could be established: XRF and MSCL scans were performed on all cores that have subsequently been sampled. The smallest sample taken was ca. 250 g, the largest more than 9 kg (!). It will be returned. We look forward to the forthcoming results.