Chemical Logging At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, 2002)

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Exploration Activity: Chemical Logging At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, 2002)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Chemical Logging
Activity Date 1996 - 1999

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This repot organizes an extensive geochemical database from samples of water, gas, rock, scales, and hot spring deposits in Dixie Valley. These data used are to provide useful information for future studies about geothermal energy, volcanism, ore deposits, environmental issues, and groundwater quality in the region.
 
Notes
Many different collaborations were involved with the collection of all the data included in the report. Samples were collected from wells, springs, streams, and fumaroles. In general at each collection site four types of water samples were collected; one sampling bottle for testing anions, one for cations, silica, and trace metals, one for testing deuterium, and 0xygen 18 isotopes, and one bottle for tritium measurements. Additional samples for sulfide analysis, gold sampling, and Carbon-13 analysis were collected at some but not all the sites. Gas samples were collected from fumaroles, gas vents, gaseous springs, and gas rich wells. Rocks, scales, and hot spring deposits were also collected and analyzed for various isotopes using standard methods by contract laboratories. Samples were collected from Dixie Valley, the Stillwater Range to the west, and the Clan Alpine Mountains to the east.


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