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Title: Site selection investigation for the Mine Shaft Series
Authors: United States. Defense Atomic Support Agency
Farrell, Warren J.
Curro, Joseph R.
Keywords: Blasting
Blast effects
Geologic investigations
Mine Shaft (Project)
Rock mechanics
Quartz monzonite
Soil mechanics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Geological investigations were conducted to locate a site to be used for surface blast experiments in rock for the Mine Shaft Series (formerly Hard Rock). Geologic field reconnaissance and geophysical evaluations of nine areas in the western United States were conducted in conjunction with office studies of available literature and geologic and topographic maps. Where a site appeared promising, a seismic survey was made to determine compressional wave velocities of the rock. The method used in conducting the seismic investigations is discussed in Appendix A. Time versus distance plots and subsurface profiles from seismic investigations are presented in Appendix B. Six possible sites in homogeneous quartz monzonite were finally selected at The Three Peaks Range, near Cedar City, Utah, and recommended for more extensive subsurface investigations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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