Aurora Geothermal Area

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Area Overview


  • "From Nevada Bureau of Land Management Geothermal Exploration Activities webpage:'"`UNIQ--ref-00000001-QINU`"' "The Aurora prospect consists of 29,000 acres in an area of Quaternary basaltic volcanism. Seventeen temperature gradient wells indicate a large geothermal anomaly. A GeoVision technology survey identifying thermal anomalies was completed recently on the property. Gradient reported an estimated 132 MW resource at Aurora."" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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From Nevada Bureau of Land Management Geothermal Exploration Activities webpage:[1]

"The Aurora prospect consists of 29,000 acres in an area of Quaternary basaltic volcanism. Seventeen temperature gradient wells indicate a large geothermal anomaly. A GeoVision technology survey identifying thermal anomalies was completed recently on the property. Gradient reported an estimated 132 MW resource at Aurora."


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NEPA-Related Analyses (5)


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Document #Analysis
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DOI-BLM-NV-030-06-025-EAEA8 August 200517 July 2006BLMGeothermal/Leasing
Geothermal/Exploration
DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2009-0018-CXCXGradient Resources19 February 200926 February 2009Bureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/Exploration
NVN-088208CUVulcan Power Company11 June 200912 June 2009BLMGeothermal/ExplorationGround Gravity Survey
USDA-FS-EA-NV-030-06-025 2007EAVulcan Power Company
Western Geothermal Partners
17 April 2007USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National ForestGeothermal/Leasing
Geothermal/Exploration
USDA-FS-EA-NV-030-06-025 2012EA16 February 2012USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National ForestGeothermal/Leasing
Geothermal/Exploration


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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nevada Bureau of Land Management. Current Geothermal Projects-Exploration Activity [Internet]. 2011. Reno, NV. Nevada Bureau of Land Management. [cited 2014/05/16]. Available from: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Geothermal/Exploration.html


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