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A Summary of the Ground-Water Hydrology of the Area Between the Las Vegas Valley and the Amargosa Desert, Nevada: with Special Reference to the Effects of Possible New Withdrawals of Ground Water

Description: Introduction: The United States Atomic Energy Commission is considering the establishment of a townsite in the vicinity of Mercury, Nevada, to facilitate operations at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station on the Nevada Test Site.
Date: September 1963
Creator: Winograd, Isaac Judah
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Chemistry and Movement of Ground Water, Nevada Test Site

Description: Introduction: The chemical character of ground water depends to a large degree upon the character of the rock formations through which the water moves. The composition of the water is the result of several solutional and decompositional processes.
Date: May 20, 1964
Creator: Schoff, Stuart L. & Moore, John E.
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Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey Winnemucca National Topographic Map, Nevada: Volume 1

Description: From operational program: This final report includes a general geologic description of the area, including descriptions of the various geologic units and correlates the airborne data to the geologic units as provided by the geologic maps. Also included is a frequency distribution study of the data as a function of the geologic units encountered over the NTMS area including the tie line data.
Date: September 29, 1978
Creator: United States. Department of Energy. Grand Junction Office.
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McDermitt 1° x 2° NTMS Area, Nevada: Data Report (Abbreviated)

Description: From abstract: This abbreviated data report presents results of ground water and stream/surface sediment reconnaissance in the National Topographic Map Series (NTMS) McDermitt 1 x 2* quadrangle. Surface sediment samples were collected at 1337 sites, at a target sampling density of one site per 13 square kilometers (five square miles). Ground water samples were collected at 255 sites and surface water samples were collected at 41 sites. Neutron activation analysis (NAA) results are given for uranium and 16 other elements in sediments, and for uranium and 9 other elements in ground water and surface water. Mass spectrometry results are given for helium in ground water. Field measurements and observations are reported for each site. Analytical data and field measurements are presented in tables and maps.
Date: July 1980
Creator: Thayer, Paul A. & Cook, J. R.
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Geological Survey Investigations in the U12b.02 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site

Description: From introduction: The papers comprising the various parts of this report contain the preliminary results of the U. S. Geological Survey investigations in the U12b.02 tunnel at the Nevada Test Site.
Date: October 1958
Creator: Diment, William H.; Wilmarth, V. R.; McKeown, F. A.; Dickey, D. D.; Wilcox, R. E.; Botinelly, Theodore et al.
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Maximum Accelerators Caused by Underground Nuclear Explosions in the Oak Spring Formation in Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site at Distances of 5 to 300 Kilometers: a Preliminary Summary

Description: From introduction: The results presented in this preliminary report are principally concerned with the ground motion caused by seven underground nuclear explosions (table 1) in the bedded tuff of the Oak Spring formation in Area 12. Ground motions were recorded at stations as close as 5 kilometers and as far as 300 kilometers from the explosions (fig 1 and table 2). The results for the Bianca and especially the Evans explosion are meager because the first was accompanied by a Test Site-wide moznentary power failure and because the yield of the second was so far below the anticipated yield that uncertain results were obtained. Ground motions caused by most of the air explosions in Operations Plumbbob and Hadtack - Phase 2 were recorded and have been partly analyzed. Results are presented in this report only where they relate significantly to analysis of the underground explosions. The effects of most of the small underground explosions in Area 3 (center of Yucca Flat) that had significant yields were also recorded. The results have not yet been interpreted.
Date: January 1959
Creator: Stewart, S. W.; Roller, J. C. & Diment, William H.
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Geologic Study of the Sedan Nuclear Crater

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this study was to map the geology of the (Sedan) crater shell and relate the information gained to shell configuration and cratering mechanics. Hopefully, the data presented will be of use in planning future nuclear cratering experiments.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Richards, William D.
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Geologic Reconnaissance of the Topopah Spring and Timber Mountain Quandrangles, Nye County, Nevada

Description: The Topopah Spring and Timber Mountain 15-minute quadrangles comprising about 500 square miles in southern Nye County, Nev., are bounded by longitudes 116°15' W. and 116°30' W. and by latitudes 36°45' N. and 37°15' N. (fig. 1) The quadrangles are mostly within the Nevada Test Site and are approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas (fig. 1). Lathrop Wells, the nearest town, is about 10 miles south of the southern boundary of the Topopah Spring quadrangle.
Date: May 1960
Creator: Orkild, Paul P. & Pomeroy, John S.
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Ground Water Test Well D, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: Introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey is appraising the possibility, however slight, that the ground water beneath the Nevada Test Site, possibly contaminated by nuclear detonations, may carry radioactive fission products to places where they may constitute a public hazard.
Date: February 9, 1962
Creator: Thordarson, William; Garber, M. S. & Walker, George E.
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Geological Survey Investigations in the U12b.01 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site

Description: From introduction: This report includes a brief description of the stratigraphy and structure, and data on petrology, mineralogy, and chemical and physical properties of the rocks that are exposed in the U12b.01 tunnel of the U12b (Rainier) tunnel system.
Date: March 1959
Creator: Diment, William H.; Wilmarth, V. R.; McKeown, F. A.; Dickey, D. D.; Botinelly, Theodore; Hinrichs, E. Neal et al.
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Estimating Safety Probabilities from Fallout Forecasts for Nevada Test Site

Description: Abstract: "Available data on wind persistence and wind forecasting capability have been applied in estimating the probability of a fallout pattern shifting from an uninhabited safe sector into a populated region. Safety probability is computed from win variability, forecasting accuracy, initial height and particle size of radioactivity landing at a point in the predicted fallout pattern, predicted wind speed, length of forecast period, and safe-sector angular width."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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Engineering Geology of Test Sites in Granite and Dolomite at Gold Meadows, Climax, and Dolomite Hill, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: Preliminary Report

Description: From introduction: This report is a summary of the detailed geologic and engineering information that is available on three sites for underground explosions on the Nevada Test Site.
Date: February 1959
Creator: Gibbons, Anthony B.; Hinrichs, E. Neal; Dickey, D. D.; McKeown, F. A.; Poole, F. G. & Houser, F. N.
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Interim Geological Investigations in the U12e.04 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: From introduction: The geologic studies in the U12e.04 tunnel within the Nevada Test Site were conducted for the purpose of determining the structure and chemical and physical properties of the tuffs exposed in the tunnel.
Date: July 1962
Creator: Emerick, W. L.; Dickey, D. D. & McKeown, F. A.
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Harmful and Beneficial Mammals of the Arid Interior, With Special Reference to the Carson and Humboldt Valleys, Nevada

Description: "Large tracts of arid desert are now being reclaimed and converted into arable land, rich in agricultural possibilities. Crops, trees, live stock, poultry, and ditch banks in this reclaimed territory suffer from the depredations of certain mammals, and the farmers, many of whom are from remote localities, are not always able to discriminate between friends and foes; nor are they always acquainted with cheap and effective methods of destroying the noxious kinds. The report comprises a brief account of the commoner mammals of the region, with special reference to their economic status and the best means of destroying the noxious species, and has been prepared as a practical aid to the ranchmen of the arid interior." -- p. 2. Among the animal discussed are squirrels, chipmunks, various types of mice, muskrats, rats, gophers, rabbits, bobcats, desert foxes, coyotes, skunks, badgers, weasels, minks, otters, and bats.
Date: 1908
Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
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A Study of Nevada Test Site Wind Variability

Description: Abstract: "Wind observations collected at Yucca Flat since 1951 are analyzed for timewise variability. Variability functions of altitude, season, wind speed, and vector wind are described. Derived variability parameters are incorporated into calculations of fallout safety probability for NTS operations."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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