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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 43 (1959)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 1099

Last Page: 1099

Title: Application of Nuclear Explosives in Exploitation of Underground Resources: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Roland F. Herbst

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Rainier detonation of 1957 and the underground detonations of October, 1958, produced phenomena of heat, fracturing, and melting which have possible application to mineral and petroleum production. Such effects may be particularly applicable to oil sands and oil shales.

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