Accession Number : AD0801299

Title :   SEISMIC REFRACTION SURVEY FOR NYE COUNTY, NEVADA.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 25 May-27 Jul 51,

Corporate Author : UNITED GEOPHYSICAL CO INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rugg,Allen M. , Jr

Report Date : 27 JUL 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The purpose of the survey was to obtain subsurface velocity variation with depth and, if possible, locate an area of sufficient size and homogeneity to be used in future operations. Faults and bedrock depth, when less than 500 feet, were to be located. Velocities shown on the cross section are refraction or horizontal velocities. Since these are so random in many cases, it is assumed that they come from discontinuous beds and do not necessarily represent the velocity for an interval as shown on the section. If a low-velocity layer occurs below a high-velocity layer, it will not appear on the travel-time curve. The vertical velocities from the churn drill holes were thought to give a much better velocity variation with depth than the refraction curves.

Descriptors :   (*SEISMIC WAVES, VELOCITY), (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, SEISMIC WAVES), DESERT TESTS, NEVADA, MECHANICAL WAVES, SHOCK WAVES, VELOCITY, REFRACTION, REFLECTIVITY, EXPLOSIVES, GEOPHYSICS, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, IGNEOUS ROCK, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), SITE SELECTION, TIME, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSIVES

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE