Assessment of industrial minerals and rocks in the controlled area

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Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada, is a potential site for a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste in Miocene ash flow tuff. The Yucca Mountain controlled area occupies approximately 98 km{sup 2} that includes the potential repository site. The Yucca Mountain controlled area is located within the southwestern Nevada volcanic field, a large area of Miocene volcanism that includes at least four major calderas or cauldrons. It is sited on a remnant of a Neogene volcanic plateau that was centered around the Timber Mountain caldera complex. The Yucca Mountain region contains many occurrences of valuable or potentially valuable industrial ... continued below

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Castor, S. B. & Lock, D. E. August 1, 1996.

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  • Castor, S. B. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Reno, NV (United States)
  • Lock, D. E. Mackay School of Mines, Reno, NV (United States)

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  • Mackay School of Mines
    Publisher Info: Nevada Univ., Reno, NV (United States). Mackay School of Mines
    Place of Publication: Reno, Nevada

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Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada, is a potential site for a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste in Miocene ash flow tuff. The Yucca Mountain controlled area occupies approximately 98 km{sup 2} that includes the potential repository site. The Yucca Mountain controlled area is located within the southwestern Nevada volcanic field, a large area of Miocene volcanism that includes at least four major calderas or cauldrons. It is sited on a remnant of a Neogene volcanic plateau that was centered around the Timber Mountain caldera complex. The Yucca Mountain region contains many occurrences of valuable or potentially valuable industrial minerals, including deposits with past or current production of construction aggregate, borate minerals, clay, building stone, fluorspar, silicate, and zeolites. The existence of these deposits in the region and the occurrence of certain mineral materials at Yucca Mountain, indicate that the controlled area may have potential for industrial mineral and rock deposits. Consideration of the industrial mineral potential within the Yucca Mountain controlled area is mainly based on petrographic and lithologic studies of samples from drill holes in Yucca Mountain. Clay minerals, zeolites, fluorite, and barite, as minerals that are produced economically in Nevada, have been identified in samples from drill holes in Yucca Mountain.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006280

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  • Other: DE96006280
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/10872--T272
  • Grant Number: FC08-90NV10872
  • DOI: 10.2172/273787 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 273787
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671830

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Castor, S. B. & Lock, D. E. Assessment of industrial minerals and rocks in the controlled area, report, August 1, 1996; Reno, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671830/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.