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Structural character of the Ghost Dance fault, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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Abstract

Detailed structural mapping of an area that straddles the southern part of the Ghost Dance Fault has revealed the presence of several additional subparallel to anastomosing faults. These faults, mapped at a scale of 1:240, are: 1) dominantly north trending, 2) present on both the upthrown and downthrown sides of the surface trace of the Ghost Dance fault, 3) near-vertical features that commonly offset strata down to the west by 3 to 6 m (10 to 20 ft), and 4) commonly spaced 15 to 46 m (50 to 150 ft) apart. The zone also exhibits a structural fabric, containing an abundance of northwest-trending fractures. The width of the zone appears to be at least 213 m (700 ft) near the southernmost boundary of the study area but remains unknown near the northern extent of the study area, where the width of the study area is only 183 m (600 ft).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Structural character of the Ghost Dance fault, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
ISBN:
0872629503
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
653
Last page:
659
Number of Pages:
7
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Conference Date:
26 April 1993 through 30 April 1993