2-M Probe Survey At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Skord, Et Al., 2001)

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Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe Survey At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Skord, Et Al., 2001)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique 2-M Probe Survey
Activity Date 2010 - 2011

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
The purpose of this project was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the suspected geothermal anomalies as well as explore the area for any previously unknown geothermal anomalies.
A couple of Two-Meter temperature surveys were conducted for a geothermal exploration project at Naval Air Station Fallon. One of the surveys was conducted along the perimeter of bombing range 17 which covers the southern part of Dixie Valley and Fairview valley which is just south of Dixie Valley. Four anomalies were discovered during this study, the anomaly of most interest is at Pirouette Mountain and is likely geothermal related; temperatures of 3-4°C above the background were recorded there. Pirouette Mountain is located in the southeast side of Dixie Valley. Gradient hole drilling had been done at Pirouette Mountain previous to this study and also revealed a potential geothermal anomaly.


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