Chemical Logging At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)

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Exploration Activity: Chemical Logging At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Raft River Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Chemical Logging
Activity Date 1979

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
To use new methods to assist geothermal well drilling.
 
Notes
Chemical logging resulted in the development of a technique to assist in geothermal well drilling and resource development. Calcium-alkalinity ratios plotted versus drill depth assisted in defining warm and hot water aquifers. Correlations between the calcium-alkalinity log and lithologic logs were used to determine aquifer types and detection of hot water zones 15 to 120 m before drill penetration.

 
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