Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geoscience

Number of Pages

153

Abstract

Lithologic and geophysical log data from 46 boreholes in East Central Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, are used to develop lithostratigraphic and hydrostratigraphic columns. Non-zeolitized volcanic lithostratigraphic units geologically correlate to hydrostratigraphic units. Zeolitized volcanic lithostratigraphic units are combined into a single hydrostratigraphic unit. No systematic trend of porosity or permeability was found in the alluvium which comprises the uppermost hydrostratigraphic unit. Profiles of mean porosity vs lithostratigraphic elevation for 11 lithostratigraphic units are presented. Nuclear test cavities, rubble chimneys and collapse craters collectively comprise a fourth hydrostratigraphic unit.

Keywords

Alluvium; Central; East; Flat; Hydrostratigraphic; Nevada; Site; Tertiary; Test; Units; Volcanics; Yucca

Controlled Subject

Hydrology; Geology

File Format

pdf

File Size

5519.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/f77c-zjy8


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