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Geologic map of the Yucca Mountain region, Nye County, Nevada


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Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, has been identified as apotential site for underground storage of high-levelradioactive waste. This geologic map compilation, includingall of Yucca Mountain and Crater Flat, most of the CalicoHills, western Jackass Flats, Little Skull Mountain, theStriped Hills, the Skeleton Hills, and the northeasternAmargosa Desert, portrays the geologic framework for asaturated-zone hydrologic flow model of the Yucca Mountainsite. Key geologic features shown on the geologic map andaccompanying cross sections include: (1) exposures ofProterozoic through Devonian strata inferred to have beendeformed by regional thrust faulting and folding, in theSkeleton Hills, Striped Hills, and Amargosa Desert near BigDune; (2) [...]


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This geologic map was constructed to provide the structural andstratigraphic framework for a saturated-zone groundwater modelfor the Yucca Mountain Project site area.

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