Project Shoal

On this day in 1963, the federal government detonated a 12-kiloton nuclear device underground in the Sand Springs Range, approximately 30 miles southeast of Fallon. This test, called Project Shoal, was part of a program designed to help detect underground detonations. Photo of Government Atomic Energy Commission Inspector at Project Shoal site, 1963.

Black and white photo of an older man with a hard hat with lamp on and some sort of electronic device slung over his shoulder. He wears slacks, a light-colored button up, and hiking boots. He stands in front of a corrugated metal building with large open doors, and I-beams fastened together as though they are the base of a tower. Other pieces of metal and machinery are partially visible

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