Bedrock geologic map of the central block area, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada

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Bedrock geologic maps form the foundation for investigations that characterize and assess the viability of the potential high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. This study was funded by the US Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Project to provide a detailed (1:6,000-scale) bedrock geologic map for the area within and adjacent to the potential repository area at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. Prior to this study, the 1:12,000-scale map of Scott and Bon, (1984) was the primary source of bedrock geologic data for the Yucca Mountain Project. However, targeted detailed mapping within the central block at Yucca Mountain revealed ... continued below

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Day, W.C.; Potter, C.J.; Sweetkind, D.S.; Dickerson, R.P. & San Juan, C.A. November 1, 1998.

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Bedrock geologic maps form the foundation for investigations that characterize and assess the viability of the potential high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. This study was funded by the US Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Project to provide a detailed (1:6,000-scale) bedrock geologic map for the area within and adjacent to the potential repository area at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. Prior to this study, the 1:12,000-scale map of Scott and Bon, (1984) was the primary source of bedrock geologic data for the Yucca Mountain Project. However, targeted detailed mapping within the central block at Yucca Mountain revealed structural complexities along some of the intrablock faults that were not evident at 1:12,000 (Scott and Bonk, 1984). As a result, this study was undertaken to define the character and extent of the dominant structural features in the vicinity of the potential repository. In addition to structural considerations, ongoing subsurface excavation and geologic mapping within the exploratory Studies Facility (ESF), development of a three-dimensional-framework geologic model, and borehole investigations required use of a constituent stratigraphic system to facilitate surface to underground comparisons. The map units depicted in this report correspond as closely as possible to the proposed stratigraphic nomenclature by Buesch and others (1996), as described here.

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  • Other: DE99000916
  • Report No.: MAP-I--2601
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • DOI: 10.2172/307826 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 307826
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686749

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Day, W.C.; Potter, C.J.; Sweetkind, D.S.; Dickerson, R.P. & San Juan, C.A. Bedrock geologic map of the central block area, Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, report, November 1, 1998; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686749/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.