Geologic and well-construction data for the H-10 borehole complex near the proposed Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site, southeastern New Mexico

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Authors:Drellack, S. L., Jr.; Wells, J. G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Albuquerque, NM, United States
Other:
Fenix and Scisson, United States
Source:Reston, VA [Water-Resources Investigations - U. S. Geological Survey, No.WRI 83-4124, 38p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey,], United States. ISSN: 0092-332X
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 11 refs.
Summary:Geologic and hydrologic data to define the regional ground-water-flow system. Part of a site-characterization study for the possible storage of radioactive wastes within salt beds of the Salado Formation of Permian age. Detailed descriptions of cores, cuttings, and geophysical logs. Each borehole penetrated a distinct water-bearing zone. The sections of the Rustler and Salado formations penetrated by borehole H-10c are complete and contain little or no evidence of dissolution of halite and associated rocks, indicating that the eastward-moving dissolution within the Rustler or on top of the Salado, found west of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site, has not reached the H-10 site.—Modified author abstract.
Subjects:Chemically precipitated rocks; Cores; Cuttings; Engineering geology; Evaporites; Ground water; Interpretation; Movement; Paleozoic; Permian; Radioactive waste; Rustler Formation; Salado Formation; Salt; Sedimentary rocks; Site exploration; Storage; Surveys; Upper Permian; USGS; Waste disposal; Well-logging; Eddy County New Mexico; Lea County New Mexico; New Mexico; United States; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; Site H-10; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site
Coordinates:N321500 N322500 W1033500 W1035000
Record ID:1984013915
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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