2-M Probe At Teels Marsh Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe At Teels Marsh Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Teels Marsh Area|
|Exploration Technique||2-M Probe|
"An initial 2-meter survey was conducted at Teels Marsh in November and December of 2007. The range bounding Excelsior fault was followed as closely as terrain would allow. The two week effort resulted in over 80 measurements covering a distance greater than 26 km and the identification of two anomalous temperature zones (Figure 2). Temperatures in the northern anomaly reached as high as 26°C while temperatures at the southern anomaly were up to 35°C. These data stand in contrast to background temperatures of approximately 16-18°C. More recently, infill work completed in May 2008 provided detail at the southern anomaly. A deeper probe inserted at the location of the highest measured 2-meter-deep temperature reached a temperature of 65°C (148°F) at a depth of 9.5 meters (31 feet, Figure 3). The two anomalous temperature zones at Teels Marsh have a combined strike length of almost 4 km parallel to the western end of the Excelsior Mountain fault, and both occur where the strike of the fault changes from northeast to northwest."
- 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