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Title: Petrographic report on samples from units 4 and 5 salt, lower San Andres formation, J. Friemel No. 1 well, Deaf Smith County, Palo Duro Basin, Texas

This report presents the results of mineralogic and petrographic analyses performed on samples of salt-bearing rock from a potential repository site in the Palo Duro Basin, Texas. The samples are from Permian Units 4 and 5 salt, Lower San Andres Formation, J. Friemel No. 1 well, Deaf Smith County, Texas. The mineralogic and petrographic data were obtained from polished thin sections cut parallel to the axis of the core for each sample. The polished thin sections were examined in order to determine the abundances of soluble (halite) and insoluble components (anhydrite, clay, carbonate, quartz, gypsum, etc.). The information reported here includes mineral associations (detrital, authigenic, cement, alteration, etc.), texture, grain size, and sedimentary fabrics. The report also includes representative photomicrographs with superimposed bar scales. Photomicrographs of polished thin sections have the up-core direction designated. X-ray diffraction was also used for identification of soluble and insoluble minerals. 7 refs., 2 tabs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6963455
Report Number(s):
BMI/ONWI/C-200
ON: DE88015805; TRN: 88-029938
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-87CH10290
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Research Org:
Bendix Field Engineering Corp., Grand Junction, CO (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; SALT DEPOSITS; MINERALOGY; PETROGRAPHY; COMPLIANCE; GRAIN SIZE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REGULATIONS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SPENT FUELS; TEXAS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; COHERENT SCATTERING; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; DIFFRACTION; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION VI; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MICROSTRUCTURE; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR MATERIALS; SCATTERING; SIZE; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Environmental Aspects