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Seismic-refraction survey to the top of salt in the north end of the Salt Valley Anticline, Grand County, Utah

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Seismic-refraction survey to the top of salt in the north end of the Salt Valley Anticline, Grand County, Utah; 1979; OFR; 79-1212; Ackermann, Hans D.

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A seismic-refraction survey, consisting of three lines about 2700, 2760, and 5460 meters long, was made at the north end of the Salt Valley anticline of the Paradox Basin in eastern Utah. The target was the crest of a diapiric salt mass and the overlying, deformed caprock. The interpretations reveal an undulating salt surface with as much as 80 meters of relief. The minimum depth of about 165 meters is near the location of three holes drilled by the U.S. Department of Energy for the purpose of evaluating the Salt Valley anticline as a potential site for radioactive waste storages Caprock properties were difficult to estimate because the contorted nature of these beds invalidated a geologic interpretation in terms of velocity layers. [...]

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