During 1986 - 1988 the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) conducted geologic investigations to prepare a bid to host the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), the World's largest atomic particle accelerator. Preparation of the State's bid involved many State agencies and included investigations on the geology and geotechnical characteristics of the proposed site. The geologic information in this open-file report is being released to make available the results of work performed by the North Carolina Geological Survey during the SSC project. The road log describes the geology at various points along the proposed trace of the collider
The North Carolina proposal was among the final short list of 7 states and finished behind the eventual winner, Texas. The United States' Congress subsequently stopped funding for the project, and after initial construction startup, the project was discontinued.
Project files for the Superconducting Super Collider are stored at the North Carolina Geological Survey office at 512 N. Salisbury Street (Archdale Building) Raleigh, NC 27604-1148. Telephone (919) 733-2423. By William F. Wilson and P. Albert Carpenter, III. 59 pages, 1988.