Bedrock Geologic Map of the Yucca Mountain Area, Nye County, Nevada

Online link https://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/map-i/2627/metadata.faq.html
Description Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, has been identified as a potential site for underground storage of high-level radioactive nuclear waste. Detailed bedrock geologic maps form an integral part of the site characterization program by providing the fundam
Originators Day, Warren C.; Dickerson, Robert P.; Potter, Christopher J.; Sweetkind, Donald S.; San Juan, Carma A.; Drake, Ronald M., II; and Fridrich, Christopher J.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2627

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Overview of attributes

>ARC/INFO Export Unix Tar Compress format.  The files include:
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>Filename  	Size (bytes)	Description
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>aa_lab.e00         176920	Cross secton A-A' text labels.
>aa_xsec.e00        315541	Cross secton A-A' geologic contacts and faults.
>ball_bar.e00       4006350	Fault symbology - ball and bar on downthrown side.
>bb_lab.e00         232179	Cross secton B-B' text labels.
>bb_xsec.e00        471987	Cross secton B-B' geologic contacts and faults.
>cc_lab.e00         197352	Cross secton C-C' text labels
>cc_xsec.e00        353628	Cross secton C-C' geologic contacts and faults.
>cor_chart.e00      56422	Correlation chart of map units.
>dikes.e00          5988	Location of dikes.
>dipsym.e00         101899	Symbols displaying strike and dip of bedrock.
>drillhole.e00      66283	Selected boreholes in the study area.
>esf_exp.e00        52359	Exploratory Studies Facility alignment.
>exp_cont.e00       3584349	Geologic contacts.
>exp_flt.e00        1517057	Faults.
>exp_geol.e00       4213539	Geologic unit polygons.
>expln.e00          94092	Explanation of map units.
>fltsym.e00         107688	Symbols displaying relative horizontal movement (paired arrows), teeth on reverse faults, queries (uncertain fault location)
>folsym.e00         130991	Symbols displaying strike and dip direction of compaction foliation.
>index.e00          60132	Location map for references.
>maplines_xsec.e00  6706	Location of cross sections A-A', B-B', C-C'
>names.e00          40479	Names of physiographic features and faults.
>units.e00          1214091	Text describing geologic units.

More information can be found in the file README.EXPORT.

EXP_GEOL.PAT

Geologic unit polygons

Label Definition
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units

EXPLN.PAT

Explanation of map units.

Label Definition
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units (same as attributes for EXP_GEOL.PAT)
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units (same as attributes for EXP-GEOL.PAT)
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit (same as EXP_GEOL.PAT)

AA_XSEC.PAT

Cross secton A-A' geologic contacts and faults.

Label Definition
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units (same as attributes for EXP_GEOL.PAT)
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit (same as attributes for EXP_GEOL.PAT)
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units (same as attributes for EXP_GEOL.PAT)

BB_XSEC

Cross secton B-B' geologic contacts and faults.

Label Definition
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)

CC_XSEC

Cross secton C-C' geologic contacts and faults.

Label Definition
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)

COR_CHART.PAT

Correlation chart of map units.

Label Definition
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
PTYPE numerical value for every map unit (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)
UNIT_SYMBOL symbol for geologic map units (same attributes as EXP_GEOL.PAT)

EXP.FLT.AAT

Faults

Label Definition
LTYPE Line type
DESCRIPTION Short description of faults

EXP.CONT.AAT

Geologic contacts

Label Definition
LTYPE Line type
DESCRIPTION Short descriptions of contacts

AA_XSEC.AAT

Line type of cross-sections

Label Definition
LTYPE Line type