Geology of the USW SD-12 drill hole Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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Drill hole USW SD-12 is one of several holes drilled under Site Characterization Plan Study 8.3.1.4.3.1, also known as the {open_quotes}Systematic Drilling Program,{close_quotes} as part of the U.S. Department of Energy characterization program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which has been proposed as the potential location of a repository for high-level nuclear waste. The SD-12 drill hole is located in the central part of the potential repository area, immediately to the west of the Main Test Level drift of the Exploratory Studies Facility and slightly south of midway between the North Ramp and planned South Ramp declines. Drill hole USW SD-12 ... continued below

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Rautman, C.A. & Engstrom, D.A. November 1, 1996.

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  • Rautman, C.A. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Engstrom, D.A. Spectra Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Drill hole USW SD-12 is one of several holes drilled under Site Characterization Plan Study 8.3.1.4.3.1, also known as the {open_quotes}Systematic Drilling Program,{close_quotes} as part of the U.S. Department of Energy characterization program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, which has been proposed as the potential location of a repository for high-level nuclear waste. The SD-12 drill hole is located in the central part of the potential repository area, immediately to the west of the Main Test Level drift of the Exploratory Studies Facility and slightly south of midway between the North Ramp and planned South Ramp declines. Drill hole USW SD-12 is 2166.3 ft (660.26 m) deep, and the core recovered essentially complete sections of ash-flow tuffs belonging to the lower half of the Tiva Canyon Tuff, the Pah Canyon Tuff, and the Topopah Spring Tuff, all of which are part of the Miocene Paintbrush Group. A virtually complete section of the Calico Hills Formation was also recovered, as was core from the entire Prow Pass Tuff formation of the Crater Flat Group.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97001807

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  • Other: DE97001807
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1368
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/419097 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 419097
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682522

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Rautman, C.A. & Engstrom, D.A. Geology of the USW SD-12 drill hole Yucca Mountain, Nevada, report, November 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682522/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.