Accession Number : AD0859529

Title :   Geology and Material Properties of the Estancia Valley Test Site, New Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 67-Oct 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Pratt, Howard ; Bratton, Jimmie L. ; Zbur, Richard

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : An extensive geologic, geophysical, and material property investigation was conducted by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory at the Estancia Valley test site, New Mexico. The geologic investigation consisted of surface mapping, core analysis, seismic refraction, crosshold and uphold surveys, and in-situ borehole geophysical measurements (caliper, three-dimensional velocity, continuous velocity, density, nuclear, and electrical resistivity logs). The material property investigation consisted of numerous laboratory tests (density, porosity, unconfined compression, triaxial compression, sonic velocity, etc.) used to define the constitutive relations of the rock media. The test area is underlain by a desimentary sequence of shales, sandstones, conglomerates, and limestones. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE RESEARCH, TEST FACILITIES), (*TEST FACILITIES, SITE SELECTION), (*ROCK, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SEISMIC WAVES, REFRACTION, POROSITY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MAPPING, SHALE, SANDSTONE, LIMESTONE, STRATIGRAPHY, DRILLING, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, MOISTURE, NEW MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE