2-M Probe At Hawthorne Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2010)

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Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe At Hawthorne Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2010)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Hawthorne Area
Exploration Technique 2-M Probe
Activity Date

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DOE-funding Unknown

 
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Shallow 2m surveys were first conducted at Hawthorne by Trexler et al. (1982b), who were among the earliest researchers to employ 2m surveys on a systematic basis in the Great Basin. Their work identified two shallow thermal anomalies, one of them located west of the city of Hawthorne at the base of the Wassuk Range, and the other in the "Southeast Magazine" area, south of state highway 50 and southeast of Hawthorne (anomalies A and B on Figure 3). Subsequent drilling verified the existence of shallow thermal groundwaters at both localities (Trexler et al., 1982b). A new 2m survey, employing the modernized equipment and techniques developed at the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, was completed at Hawthorne in 2009 and 2010 as part of a geothermal exploration program funded through the Navy Geothermal Program Office. This survey envelopes the area of the previous survey and extends coverage further to the northeast and south. The results corroborate the earlier work well in the areas of overlap, while in the zone of expanded coverage, two new thermal anomalies (anomalies C and D, Figure 3) were identified.


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