Geotechnical investigations of two potential sites for the proposed Arizona superconducting super collider

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Title:
Geotechnical investigations of two potential sites for the proposed Arizona superconducting super collider
Author:
Glynn, Mary Eileen, 1960-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two sites around the Maricopa and Sierrita Mountains respectively were investigated to provide supporting data for the State of Arizona proposal to the Department of Energy to construct a Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) facility. The main feature of the facility is a 53 mile racetrack shaped tunnel. The proposed Maricopa SSC tunnel passes through three main types of rock--approximately 35 miles of indurated fanglomerates, 10 miles of granodiorites and 8 miles of volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The proposed Sierrita SSC tunnel also passes through three main rock types--approximately 19 miles of indurated fanglomerates, 18 miles of granodiorites and granites and 16 miles of volcanic and associated rocks. Data were obtained from three sources--existing data; field investigations including drill logs and geophysics and laboratory testing. Empirical design approaches were compared with rock classifications (RQD, RMR, Q) at the tunnel horizon. Results indicate mostly routine tunneling at both sites. Recommendations are made for: further logging and testing of existing core; further field mapping; additional boreholes in rock and alluvium; and in situ testing of alluvium.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Superconducting Super Collider.; Geology -- Arizona -- Maricopa Mountains.; Geology -- Arizona -- Sierrita Mountains.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Mining and Geological Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Farmer, Ian W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGeotechnical investigations of two potential sites for the proposed Arizona superconducting super collideren_US
dc.creatorGlynn, Mary Eileen, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Mary Eileen, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo sites around the Maricopa and Sierrita Mountains respectively were investigated to provide supporting data for the State of Arizona proposal to the Department of Energy to construct a Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) facility. The main feature of the facility is a 53 mile racetrack shaped tunnel. The proposed Maricopa SSC tunnel passes through three main types of rock--approximately 35 miles of indurated fanglomerates, 10 miles of granodiorites and 8 miles of volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The proposed Sierrita SSC tunnel also passes through three main rock types--approximately 19 miles of indurated fanglomerates, 18 miles of granodiorites and granites and 16 miles of volcanic and associated rocks. Data were obtained from three sources--existing data; field investigations including drill logs and geophysics and laboratory testing. Empirical design approaches were compared with rock classifications (RQD, RMR, Q) at the tunnel horizon. Results indicate mostly routine tunneling at both sites. Recommendations are made for: further logging and testing of existing core; further field mapping; additional boreholes in rock and alluvium; and in situ testing of alluvium.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSuperconducting Super Collider.en_US
dc.subjectGeology -- Arizona -- Maricopa Mountains.en_US
dc.subjectGeology -- Arizona -- Sierrita Mountains.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFarmer, Ian W.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc20779993en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17083813en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17083801en_US
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