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Geophysics Unit of Menlo Park, CA (GUMP)

U.S. Geological Survey - Western Region - Geology and Geophysics

Watt Main

 

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Geophysical Investigations of the Basin and Range Carbonate-Rock Aquifer System (BARCAS)

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Photo of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Geophysical investigations were undertaken in east-central Nevada and west-central Utah as part of a larger effort to conduct a water-resources study of the basin-fill and carbonate-rock aquifers as mandated by the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004. We combined new gravity data with existing aeromagnetic, drill-hole, and geologic data to help determine basin geometry, infer structural features, estimate depth to pre-Cenozoic basement rocks, and further constrain the horizontal extents of exposed and buried plutons.

For additional information see the following publications:

For additional information contact:
          Janet Watt   MS 989
          U.S. Geological Survey
          345 Middlefield Rd.,
          Menlo Park, CA 94025
          jwatt@usgs.gov
David A. Ponce   MS 989
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd.,
Menlo Park, CA 94025
ponce@usgs.gov

Links:

USGS Nevada Science Center
Nevada Division of Water Resources

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