Stratigraphic relations and hydrologic properties of the Paintbrush Tuff (PTn) hydrologic unit, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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Yucca Mountain is being investigated as a potential site for a high- level nuclear waste repository. The intent of this study was to clarify stratigraphic relations within the Paintbrush Tuff (PTn) unit at Yucca Mountain in order to better understand vertical and lateral variations in hydrologic properties as they relate to the lithologic character of these rocks. This report defines informal stratigraphic units within the PTn interval, demonstrates their lateral continuity in the Yucca Mountain region, describes later and vertical variations within them, and characterizes their hydrologic properties and importance to numerical flow and transport models. We present tables summarizing ... continued below

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Moyer, T. C.; Geslin, J. K. & Flint, L. E. August 1996.

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  • Moyer, T. C.
  • Geslin, J. K. Science Applications International Corp., Golden, CO (United States)
  • Flint, L. E. U.S. Geological Survey, Yucca Mountain Project, Mercury, NV (United States)

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Yucca Mountain is being investigated as a potential site for a high- level nuclear waste repository. The intent of this study was to clarify stratigraphic relations within the Paintbrush Tuff (PTn) unit at Yucca Mountain in order to better understand vertical and lateral variations in hydrologic properties as they relate to the lithologic character of these rocks. This report defines informal stratigraphic units within the PTn interval, demonstrates their lateral continuity in the Yucca Mountain region, describes later and vertical variations within them, and characterizes their hydrologic properties and importance to numerical flow and transport models. We present tables summarizing the depth to stratigraphic contacts in cored borehole studies, and unit descriptions and correlations in 10 measured sections.

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U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225; OSTI as DE96014310

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  • Other: DE96014310
  • Report No.: USGS-OFR--95-397
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • DOI: 10.2172/374105 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 374105
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688275

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Moyer, T. C.; Geslin, J. K. & Flint, L. E. Stratigraphic relations and hydrologic properties of the Paintbrush Tuff (PTn) hydrologic unit, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, report, August 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688275/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.