Nevada Test Site

Nevada Test Site (HMM0M)

Location: Pahrump, NV 89060 Nye County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 35.55', W 116° 1.683'

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Testing of devices for defense and for peaceful uses of nuclear explosives is conducted here. The nation's principal nuclear explosives testing laboratory is located within this 1,350 square mile, geologically complex, area in the isolated valleys of Jackass, Yucca, and Frenchman Flats. Selected as on-continent test site in 1950, the first test took place on Frenchman Flat in January, 1951.

Archeological studies of the NTS area have revealed continuous occupation by prehistoric man from about 9,500 years ago. Several prehistoric cultures are represented. The last aboriginal group to occupy the site was the Southern Paiute who foraged plant foods in season and occupied the area until the coming of the pioneers.
HM NumberHMM0M
Marker Number165
Year Placed1972
Placed ByNevada State Park System
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 586940 N 4050108
Decimal Degrees36.59250000, -116.02805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.55', W 116° 1.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 33.00" N, 116° 1' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)775, 702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Pahrump NV 89060, US
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