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Final Report: Geological, Geophysical, Chemical, and Hydrological Investigations of the Sand Springs Range, Fairview Valley, and Fourmile Flat, Churchill County, Nevada

Description: Report on an evaluation of the Sand Springs Range as a possible location for an underground nuclear study (Shoal Event). Various tests to determine the site's suitability included aerial photography and mapping of the area through various means; drilling and bulldozing to conduct mineralogical and other physical evaluations; gravity, aeromagnetic, and refraction surveys; and studies related to the hydrology of the location and surrounding areas.
Date: April 26, 1965
Creator: Nevada. Bureau of Mines.

Plates 1-12: Final Report: Geological, Geophysical, Chemical, and Hydrological Investigations of the Sand Springs Range, Fairview Valley, and Fourmile Flat, Churchill County, Nevada

Description: Plates documenting results of some tests performed during the site evaluation of the Sand Springs Range including aerial photography, various types of mapping and surveying of the physical and hydrological aspects of the location, and other supplementary materials.
Date: April 26, 1965
Creator: Nevada. Bureau of Mines.
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Preshot and Postshot Structure Survey

Description: From introduction: This report documents the preshot and postshot condition of all structures within 10 miles of Ground Zero, plus structures at Salt Wells and surface structures at mines that were included in the mine survey.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Holmes & Narver
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Subsurface Fracturing from Shoal Nuclear Detonation: Final Report

Description: Abstract: A fracture-evaluation experiment in conjunction with the Shoal nuclear detonation in granite was undertaken to determine the extent of subsurface shock-induced fractures. Preshot and postshot geophysical logs in a hole drilled from the surface through the zone of fractures indicated that fractures extended at least 5.3 cavity radii laterally from the point of detonation. Quantitative measurements of permeability increases resulting from the detonation were planned, but were not completed because of adverse test-hole conditions. General descriptions of the Shoal Project, geology of the test site, and other effects of the detonation are included.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Atkinson, Charles H.
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