Project Palanquin Preshot Geologic and Engineering Properties Investigations.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Project Palanquin was a cratering experiment conducted on Pahute Mesa at the U. S. Atomic Energy Commissions Nevada Test Site. The Palanquin experiment was conducted in dry rock, and it provided an opportunity for investigating the engineering properties of an explosion-produced crater in a medium other than basalt or alluvium. This report presents the results of the preshot geologic and engineering investigations conducted for Project Palanquin by the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station under the sponsorship of the U. S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group. The Palanquin site was selected by the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Author
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy