GEOLOGICAL, GEOPHYSICAL, AND HYDROLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SAND SPRINGS RANGE, FAIRVIEW VALLEY, AND FOURMILE FLAT, CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA FOR SHOAL EVENT, PROJECT SHADE, VELA UNIFORM PROGRAM, ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION

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To help evaluate the Sand Springs Range as a site for the Atomic Energy Commission's proposed 5 kiloton underground nuclear Shoal Event, the University of Nevada has completed an exploration program begun late in November 1961. Elements of this program included bulldozer work, engineering control, aerial photography, preparation of photomosaics and topographic maps, geological mapping at three different scales, mineralogical studies, age determinations, diamond drilling of two test holes in granite, a gravity survey, an aeromagnetic survey, a refraction survey, certain physical tests on the core, study of the hydrology of the Range and the surrounding alluvium, drilling and study ... continued below

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To help evaluate the Sand Springs Range as a site for the Atomic Energy Commission's proposed 5 kiloton underground nuclear Shoal Event, the University of Nevada has completed an exploration program begun late in November 1961. Elements of this program included bulldozer work, engineering control, aerial photography, preparation of photomosaics and topographic maps, geological mapping at three different scales, mineralogical studies, age determinations, diamond drilling of two test holes in granite, a gravity survey, an aeromagnetic survey, a refraction survey, certain physical tests on the core, study of the hydrology of the Range and the surrounding alluvium, drilling and study of four hydrological test holes in the alluvium, and study of hydrological conditions of the two holes in granite. With some reservation because of limited knowledge of all requirements for the experiment, it was concluded from exploration results and consideration of those safety factors related to geology that the Sand Springs Range is suitable for the Shoal Event. The site may be somewhat more complicated by joints, cleavage, faults, dikes, and water than was realized when it was selected for more detailed study, but the exploration results should not be surprising for an area so active seismically. (R.J.S.)

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  • DOI: 10.2172/4762066 | External Link
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GEOLOGICAL, GEOPHYSICAL, AND HYDROLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SAND SPRINGS RANGE, FAIRVIEW VALLEY, AND FOURMILE FLAT, CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA FOR SHOAL EVENT, PROJECT SHADE, VELA UNIFORM PROGRAM, ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, report, January 1, 1962; Country unknown/Code not available. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1032404/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.