Compound and Elemental Analysis At Raft River Geothermal Area (1981)

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Exploration Activity: Compound and Elemental Analysis At Raft River Geothermal Area (1981)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Raft River Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Compound and Elemental Analysis
Activity Date 1981

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Determine the validity of data from multiple sources to develop a better conceptual model
Five analytical laboratories have conducted analyses on waters from the KGRA. Charge-balance error calculations conducted on the data produced from these laboratories indicated that data from three laboratories were reliable while two were not. A method of equating all data was established by using linear regression analyses on sets of paired data from various laboratories. The chemical data collected from the deep geothermal wells indicates that a two reservoir system exists within the Raft River KGRA. Each reservoir is associated with a major structural feature. These features are known as the Bridge Fault System and the Narrows Structure.


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