2-M Probe At Gabbs Alkali Flat Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe At Gabbs Alkali Flat Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Gabbs Alkali Flat Area|
|Exploration Technique||2-M Probe|
More than 100 2-meter-deep temperature measurements were made during two separate surveys that took place in December 2007 and April 2008 (Figure 5). The area covered was 16 km in length parallel to the range front and a maximum of nearly 5 km out into the valley. The highest recorded temperature of 37°C was obtained approximately 100 m upslope from Rawhide hot springs. Near these springs, temperatures rapidly cool towards the playa due to shallow groundwater masking the thermal anomaly. In contrast, to the north near the hot well, temperatures are less impressive but are anomalous and suggest the presence of a broad thermal anomaly. A maximum of 22°C was recorded about 2 km to the south of the hot well and temperatures averaging about 20°C extend for about 3 km parallel to the range front and 3 km perpendicular to the range front. Temperatures drop to background levels that are lower than 18°C to the north and east of the hot well anomaly. The temperature anomaly at Gabbs Alkali Flat is more subtle than it is at Tungsten Mountain, Teels, and Rhodes Marshes.
- Christopher Kratt, Mark Coolbaugh, Chris Sladek, Rick Zehner, Robin Penfield, Ben Delwiche (2008) A New Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With Shallow Temperature Surveys