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Ground-Water Investigations of the Project GNOME Area, Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico

Description: From abstract: The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, through the Office of Test Operations, Albuquerque Operations Office, plans to detonate a nuclear device in a massive salt bed 1,200 feet beneath the land surface. The project, known as Project Gnome, is an element of the Plowshare program--a study of peacetime applications of nuclear fission. The location of the proposed underground shot is in a sparsely-populated area in southeastern Eddy County, N. Mex., east of the Pecos River and about 25 miles southeast of the city of Carlsbad.
Date: March 1962
Creator: Cooper, James B.
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Seismic Waves from an Underground Explosion in a Salt Bed: Preliminary Report

Description: From abstract: Seismic waves resulting from a 5 kiloton nuclear detonation 1200 feet deep in a salt bed near Carlsbad, New Mexico were measured by strong-motion seismographs operated by the Coast and Geodetic Survey on the surface in the distance range from 0.5 to 8.8 miles and underground in a potash mine 8.7 to 11.2 miles distant.
Date: April 12, 1962
Creator: Carder, Dean S.; Mickey, W. V.; Murphy, L. M.; Cloud, W. K.; Jordan, J. N. & Gordon, D. W.
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Hydrologic and Geologic Studies for Project Gnome: Progress Report

Description: From introduction: The broad objectives of the Survey's program are to provide the basic geologic and geophysical information needed to define the pre- and post-shot geologic and physical properties of salt and other rocks affected by the explosion. To provide geologic and hydrologic information on the pre- and post-shot hydrologic conditions at the Gnome site and surrounding region.
Date: September 25, 1962
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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