Digitally available interval-specific rock-sample data compiled from historical records, Nevada National Security Site and vicinity, Nye County, Nevada

Data Series 297
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, Office of Environmental Management under Interagency Agreement, DE-AI52-07NA28100
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Abstract

Between 1951 and 1992, 828 underground tests were conducted on the Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada. Prior to and following these nuclear tests, holes were drilled and mined to collect rock samples. These samples are organized and stored by depth of borehole or drift at the U.S. Geological Survey Core Library and Data Center at Mercury, Nevada, on the Nevada National Security Site. From these rock samples, rock properties were analyzed and interpreted and compiled into project files and in published reports that are maintained at the Core Library and at the U.S. Geological Survey office in Henderson, Nevada. These rock-sample data include lithologic descriptions, physical and mechanical properties, and fracture characteristics. Hydraulic properties also were compiled from holes completed in the water table. Rock samples are irreplaceable because pre-test, in-place conditions cannot be recreated and samples can not be recollected from the many holes destroyed by testing. Documenting these data in a published report will ensure availability for future investigators.

Suggested Citation

Wood, D.B., 2007, Digitally available interval-specific rock-sample data compiled from historical records, Nevada National Security Site and vicinity, Nye County, Nevada (ver. 2.2, February 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 297, 23 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds297.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Digital Data
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Digitally available interval-specific rock-sample data compiled from historical records, Nevada National Security Site and vicinity, Nye County, Nevada
Series title Data Series
Series number 297
DOI 10.3133/ds297
Edition Verison 1.0: originally posted November 2007; Version 2.0: October 2009; Version 2.1: August 2015; Version 2.2: February 2017
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Nevada Water Science Center
Description vi, 23 p.; Datasets
Time Range Start 1951-01-01
Time Range End 1992-12-31
Country United States
State Nevada
County Nye County
Other Geospatial Nevada National Security Site
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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