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Chocolate Mountains Geothermal Area
Map: Chocolate Mountains Geothermal Area
Chocolate Mountains Geothermal Area Location Map

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: California

Exploration Region: Gulf of California Rift Zone

GEA Development Phase: Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation

Coordinates: 33.352°, -115.353°

Resource Estimate

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Mean Capacity: 27 MW27,000 kW
27,000,000 W
27,000,000,000 mW
0.027 GW
2.7e-5 TW

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Two Navy Geothermal Developments in Phase II at Glamis and Hot Mineral in the Chocolate Mountains. Recent BLM EIS for potential development in West Chocolate Mountains.

History and Infrastructure

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Power Production Profile

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Geology of the Area

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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)

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