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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 1985
GSA Bulletin (1985) 96 (3): 347-361.
...JACQUES ANGELIER; BERNARD COLLETTA; R. ERNEST ANDERSON Abstract At Hoover Dam, 40 km southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, well-exposed, highly faulted Miocene rocks provide an excellent opportunity to study the paleostress history of a very small area within a region where previous geologic studies...
Published: 01 January 1950
DOI: 10.1130/Berkey.1950.xi
EISBN: 9780813759418
... Abstract Charles P. Berkey became a geological consultant to the Bureau of Reclamation in 1928 just as the proposed Hoover Dam was passing into the stage of final study. The design and construction of Hoover Dam imposed new and unprecedented technical problems involving grave decisions...
in > Geosphere
Published: 01 February 2015
(A) Colorado River deposits exposed by a 2004 road cut (<b>Hoover</b> <b>Dam</b> bypass U...
Published: 01 March 2012
Figure 4. (A) Colorado River deposits exposed by a 2004 road cut (Hoover Dam bypass U.S. Highway 93) in a paleovalley on the side of Sugarloaf Mountain. The deposits were sampled in a vertical profile spanning 7 m. Height of scarp in 1A is ∼7 m. (B) River-sculpted potholes in dacite, overlooking
(A) General view of pothole site towering above <b>Hoover</b> <b>Dam</b>. (B) Site of sam...
Published: 01 March 2012
Figure 5. (A) General view of pothole site towering above Hoover Dam. (B) Site of sample HD-PB-2. This site is located in the center of the paleochannel and is thus the least shielded from cosmic radiation. White board and rock pick for scale. (C) Site of sample HD-PB-3. This site is the most
Series: Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.5382/GB.25
EISBN: 9781934969786
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2005
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2005) 75 (1): 134-148.
...David C. Twichell; Veeann A. Cross; Andrew D. Hanson; Brenda J. Buck; Jonathan G. Zybala; Mark J. Rudin Abstract Turbidites, which have accumulated in Lake Mead since completion of the Hoover Dam in 1935, have been mapped using high-resolution seismic and coring techniques. This lake...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1957
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1957) 27 (4): 378-386.
... to the Intake Towers at Hoover Dam. Differences in texture and clay composition were noted between samples upstream and downstream from Virgin Basin. The median diameter of laboratory-deflocculated sediment samples are between 4.2 and 4.6 microns on the downstream side of Virgin Basin and less than 2 microns...
Series: Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series
Published: 01 January 1996
EISBN: 9781934969786
...-scale mega-domains and the bounding structures that separate these tilt domains. As we progress through the classic Eldorado Mountains-Hoover Dam region, where many of the ideas of listric normal faulting were first popularized, we will see both the real rocks and the historic rationale...
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 1980
American Mineralogist (1980) 65 (3-4): 306-312.
...M. O. Garcia; D. W. Muenow; N. W. K. Liu Abstract Ferro-kaersutite and kaersutite megacrysts (3.8 to 5.8 wt.% TiO 2 ) from peridotite-bearing alkalic basalt lavas and tuffs from near Hoover Dam, Peridot Mesa, Soda Springs, and Vulcan´s Throne in Arizona, Salt Lake Crater in Hawaii, and Lunar...
Series: GSA Engineering Geology Case Histories
Published: 01 January 1970
DOI: 10.1130/Eng-Case-8.51
EISBN: 9780813759333
... Abstract Shortly after Lake Mead (the reservoir impounded by Hoover Dam) began to fill, local earthquakes were felt. The earthquakes reached a culmination in a magnitude 5 earthquake about a year after the reservoir had filled to 80 percent capacity. For a number of years thereafter, small...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 1968
DOI: 10.1130/MEM107-p1
... reduced for the past 50–60 years due to diversion of the Colorado River into the Salton Sea and the subsequent construction of Hoover Dam. Consequently, waves have winnowed the poorly segregated mud-flat deposits, piled coarse mollusk remains into beach ridges fringing the northern high flats...
Journal Article
Published: 01 March 1953
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1953) 23 (1): 13-17.
...Claude E. ZoBell; Frederick David Sisler; Carl H. Oppenheimer Abstract Soft sedimentary material is rapidly accumulating on the bottom of Lake Mead in back of Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. The temperature of this sediment increases sharply with depth in the topmost layers, below which lower...
Journal Article
Published: 01 March 1947
Seismological Research Letters (1947) 18 (3-4): 7-8.
Series: DNAG, Centennial Special Volumes
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-CENT-v3.395
EISBN: 9780813754154
... governments and cities alike became owners of transportation and water supply projects that could have, by nature of their function, several choices for location. Heavy construction was widespread during the 1930s, with projects like dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Boulder (Hoover), Coulee...
Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1130/2016.0041(01)
EISBN: 9780813756417
... appropriate field effort to studying the problem. Resolution of the Channeled Scabland controversy did indeed come gradually, initially with the documentation by Joseph Thomas Pardee (1871-1960) of ice-dammed Pleistocene glacial Lake Missoula in western Montana as the plausible source for the scabland...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 October 1950
American Mineralogist (1950) 35 (9-10): 671-692.
... of a dike are presented and discussed. 1 In 1947 the name “Boulder Dam” was changed by act of the 80th Congress to “Hoover Dam.” Inasmuch as our studies were initiated and our maps completed during the earlier regime, we have retained the name by which this structure was then known. 2...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP420.9
EISBN: 9781862391345
... is the Hoover Dam in Colorado that experienced increased activity after the loading of Lake Mead. The impoundment caused a downward movement of crustal rocks along pre-existing fault lines ( Carder 1945 ). A destructive case resulted from loading the Xinfengjiang reservoir in China where a 6.1 magnitude...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2013
Environmental and Engineering Geoscience (2013) 19 (1): 1-25.
... to the establishment of the Flood Control Act of 1928. This flood also begot construction of the world's longest system of levees. The recognition of the need for low-cost energy in the form of hydropower led to the construction of the Hoover Dam from 1931 to 1935 and to the establishment of the Tennessee Valley...
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Journal Article
Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 01 June 2005
PALAIOS (2005) 20 (3): 296-302.
.... (2003) also noted differences between shell fragments that apparently were caused by predation and those that were fragmented in tumbling bins. Since the completion of Hoover Dam in 1935, upstream dams and water diversions have transformed the Colorado River Estuary in the upper Gulf of California...