2-M Probe At The Needles Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2010)
Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe At The Needles Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2010)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||The Needles Area|
|Exploration Technique||2-M Probe|
"A new geothermal system was identified from 2m measurements at Emerson Pass on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Washoe County, Nevada. This narrow NNW-trending valley contains several faults that appear to transfer dextral strain from NW-striking faults in the northern Walker Lane to N-NNW striking normal faults in the Smoke Creek Desert. The thermal anomaly extends for at least 3 km parallel to the range-front fault that defines the east side of the Emerson Pass valley. A maximum temperature of 35°C was recorded near several large tufa mounds on the valley floor down-gradient from a NNW-striking, west dipping normal fault.
Also indicated on GTP ARRA spreadsheet, 3/24/2011"
- Christopher Kratt, Chris Sladek, Mark Coolbaugh (2010) Boom And Bust With The Latest 2M Temperature Surveys- Dead Horse Wells, Hawthorne Army Depot, Terraced Hills, And Other Areas In Nevada