Conceptual Model At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Casteel, Et Al., 2010)
Exploration Activity: Conceptual Model At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Casteel, Et Al., 2010)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Blue Mountain Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Conceptual Model|
|Activity Date||2010 - 2010|
This conceptual model was put together to help visualize the geology and hydrothermal system.
A conceptual model based on drilling results, fluid characteristics, lithology, and 3D permeability mapping has been created. This model has very little geophysical data to work from because of a relatively small amount of studies that have been done prior to the model. The model establishes that permeability is controlled by a fault and fracture network with the majority of fluid flow being along the range front fault.
- John Casteel, Rogel Trazona, Glenn Melosh, Kim Niggemann, Brian Fairbank (2010) A Preliminary Conceptual Model for the Blue Mountain Geothermal System, Humboldt County, Nevada