Accession Number : AD0756319

Title :   Geological Investigation HRS (HARD Rock Silo) Prototype Test Site Investigation Laramie Range, Wyoming.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Richard W. ; Leach,Roy E. ; Curro,Joseph R. , Jr. ; Gatz,Joe L. ; Stowe,Richard L.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 334

Abstract : Geological field reconnaissance and geophysical evaluations were made of four areas within the Laramie Range for the purpose of selecting a site suitable for construction of a hard rock prototype test silo. The investigated areas are located between Laramie and Cheyenne in southeastern Wyoming, within the outcrop belt of Sherman granite. Within three areas, fourteen sites or prospective test beds were investigated by means of seismic surveys and core borings. An evaluation of the data gathered in these areas revealed that Site P6-2A was suited for location of a hard rock prototype silo, and this site was investigated in more detail than were the other sites. This report describes the manner in which field tests were performed, types of information gathered, and data used to evaluate the sites, i.e., geologic and topographic mapping, core borings, in situ velocity measurements, laboratory and in situ strength tests, groundwater studies, etc. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS), (*GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, SITE SELECTION), GRANITE, WELL LOGGING, SAMPLING, FOLDS(GEOLOGY), FAULTS(GEOLOGY), POROSITY, WYOMING

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE