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Expanded Test Information for Nuclear Tests with Unannounced Simultaneous Detonations

Expanded Test Information for Nuclear Tests with Unannounced Simultaneous Detonations

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Kohocton and Natches
Barracuda and Sardine
Barbel and Turnstone
Drill (Source-Lower) and Drill (Target-Upper)
Cassowary and Hoopoe
Moa and Screamer
Finfoot and Cinnamon
Buggy A, B, C, D, and E
Noor and Throw
Tub A, B, C, D, and F
Bit-A and Bit-B
Crew-2nd and Crew-3rd
Tyg A, B, C, D, E, and F
Gourd-Amber and Gourd-Brown
Ipecac-A and Ipecac-B
Bowl-1 and Bowl-2
Spider-A and Spider-B
Kyack-A and Kyack-B
Seaweed-C and Seaweed-D
Pod A, B, C, and D
Culantro-A and Culantro-B
Tun A, B, C, and D
Terrine-White and Terrine-Yellow
Fob-Green, Fob-Red, and Fob-Blue
Yannigan-Red, Yannigan-White, and Yannigan-Blue
Arabis-Red, Arabis-Green, and Arabis-Blue
Can-Green and Can-Red
Hod-A (Green) and Hod-B (Red)
Cornice-Yellow and Cornice-Green
Flask-Green, Flask-Yellow, and Flask-Red
Piton-A and Piton-B
Arnica-Yellow and Arnica-Violet
Scree-Acajou, Scree-Alhambra, and Scree-Chamois
Truchas-Chacon, Truchas-Chamisal, and Truchas- Rodarte
Carrizozo and Carazon
Avens-Andorre, Avens-Alkermes, Avens-Asamlte, and Avens- Cream
Nama-Amarylis and Nama-Mephisto
Frijoles-Deming, Frijoles-Espuela, Frijoles-Guaje, and Frijoles-Petaca
Ocate and Onaja
Cebolla, Cuchillo, and Solano
Canna-Umbrinus and Canna-Limoges
Flax-Test and Flax-Backup
Angus and Velarde
Rio Blanco-1, Rio Blanco-2, and Rio Blanco-3
Pinedrops-Sloat, Pinedrops-Tawny, and Pinedrops-Bayou
Crestlake-Tansan and Crestlake-Briar
Portola and Portola-Larkin
Cove and Oarlock
Dofino and Dofino-Lawton
Gruyere and Gruyere-Gradino
Cremino and Cremino-Caerphilly
Branco and Branco-Herkimer
Hazebrook-Emerald (Green), Hazebrook-Checkerberry (Red), and Hazebrook-Apricot (Orange)
Harlingen-A and Harlingen-B
Monahans-A and Monahans-B
Kawich A-White and Kawich A-Blue
Kawich-Red and Kawich-Black
Palisade-1, Palisade-2, and Palisade-3
Whiteface-A and Whiteface-B
Mineral Quarry and Randsburg
Sundown-A and Sundown-B
Coso-Bronze, Coso-Gray, and Coso-Silver
Galena-Yellow, Galena-Orange, and Galena-Green

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Daylight savings effective 1967

2AM last Sunday in April through 2AM last Sunday in October

Year round daylight savings January 6, 1974 through October 26, 1975; however, standard time last Sunday October 1974 through last Sunday February 1975.

Source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1986

Metric conversion used: meters * 3.28084 = Feet


Kohocton and Natches

 
                          KOHOCTON*               NATCHES
                          ----------------        ----------------

Date                      August 23, 1963         August 23, 1963

Time of Detonation (PST)  5:20 a.m.               5:20 a.m.
          
Location                  Nevada Test Site        Nevada Test Site
                          Yucca Flat              Yucca Flat
                          Area 9                  Area 9

Type                      Shaft                   Shaft

Purpose                   Weapons Related         Weapons Related

Yield Range               Low                     Low
   
Depth of Burial           255 meters              59 meters
                          837 feet                194 feet

Sponsoring Agency         Department of Energy    Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory     Lawrence Livermore      Lawrence Livermore
                          National Laboratory     National Laboratory

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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994        


Barracuda and Sardine

 
                          BARRACUDA               SARDINE*
                          ----------------        ----------------

Date                      December 4, 1963        December 4, 1963

Time of Detonation (PST)  8:38 a.m.               8:38 a.m.
          
Location                  Nevada Test Site        Nevada Test Site
                          Yucca Flat              Yucca Flat
                          Area 3                  Area 3

Type                      Shaft                   Shaft

Purpose                   Weapons Related         Weapons Related

Yield Range               Less than 20 kt         Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial           263 meters              262 meters
                          863 feet                860 feet

Sponsoring Agency         Department of Energy    Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory     Los Alamos              Los Alamos
                          National Laboratory     National Laboratory
         
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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994 
        

Barbel and Turnstone

                             BARBEL*                  TURNSTONE
                             ----------------         ----------------

Date                         October 16, 1964         October 16, 1964

Time of Detonation (PST)     7:59 a.m.                7:59 a.m.
        
Location                     Nevada Test Site         Nevada Test Site
                             Yucca Flat               Yucca Flat
                             Area 3                   Area 3

Type                         Shaft                    Shaft

Purpose                      Weapons Related          Weapons Related

Yield Range                  Less than 20 kt          Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial              259 meters               126 meters
                             850 feet                 413 feet

Sponsoring Agency            Department of Energy     Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory        Los Alamos               Los Alamos
                             National Laboratory      National Laboratory

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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994        


Drill (Source-Lower) and Drill (Target-Upper)

                             DRILL                    DRILL*
                             (SOURCE-LOWER)           (TARGET-UPPER)
                             ----------------         ----------------

Date                         December 5, 1964         December 5, 1964

Time of Detonation (PST)     1:15 p.m.                1:15 p.m.
          
Location                     Nevada Test Site         Nevada Test Site
                             Yucca Flat               Yucca Flat
                             Area 2                   Area 2

Type                         Shaft                    Shaft

Purpose                      Weapons Related          Weapons Related

Yield Range                  3.4 kt                   Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial              190 meters               220 meters
                             623 feet                 722 feet

Sponsoring Agency            Department of Energy     Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory        Lawrence Livermore       Lawrence Livermore
                             National Laboratory      National Laboratory

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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, same hole

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994        


Cassowary and Hoopoe

 
                             CASSOWARY*               HOOPOE             
  
                             ----------------         ----------------

Date                         December 16, 1964        December 16, 1964

Time of Detonation (PST)     12 noon                  12 noon
          
Location                     Nevada Test Site         Nevada Test Site
                             Yucca Flat               Yucca Flat         
  
                             Area 3                   Area 3
                                                            
Type                         Shaft                    Shaft

Purpose                      Weapons Related          Weapons Related

Yield Range                  Less than 20 kt          Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial              150 meters               70 meters
                             492 feet                 230 feet 
    
Sponsoring Agency            Department of Energy     Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory        Los Alamos               Los Alamos    
                             National Laboratory      National Laboratory
                                                             
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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994          


Moa and Screamer

 
                             MOA                      SCREAMER*
                             ----------------         ----------------

Date                         September 1, 1965        September 1, 1965

Time of Detonation (PST)     12:08 p.m.               12:08 p.m.
          
Location                     Nevada Test Site         Nevada Test Site
                             Yucca Flat               Yucca Flat
                             Area 3                   Area 3

Type                         Shaft                    Shaft

Purpose                      Weapons Related          Weapons Effects

Yield Range                  Less than 20 kt          Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial              194 meters               302 meters
                             637 feet                 991 feet

Sponsoring Agency            Department of Energy     Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory        Los Alamos               Los Alamos
                             National Laboratory      National Laboratory

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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994        


Finfoot and Cinnamon

                          FINFOOT*                 CINNAMON
                          ----------------         ----------------

Date                      March 7, 1966            March 7, 1966

Time of Detonation (PST)  10:41 a.m.               10:41 a.m.
  

Location                  Nevada Test Site         Nevada Test Site
                          Yucca Flat               Yucca Flat
                          Area 3                   Area 3

Type                      Shaft                    Shaft

Purpose                   Weapons Effects          Weapons Related

Yield Range               Less than 20 kt          Less than 20 kt

Depth of Burial           196 meters               120 meters
                          643 feet                 394 feet

Sponsoring Agency         Department of Energy     Department of Energy

Sponsoring Laboratory     Lawrence Livermore       
                          and Los Alamos           Los Alamos
                          National Laboratories    National Laboratory
          
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Miscellaneous Information            Simultaneous, separate holes

*Event name and date previously announced.
June 20, 1994        
 

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