Conceptual Model At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Thompson, Et Al., 1967)

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Exploration Activity: Conceptual Model At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Thompson, Et Al., 1967)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Conceptual Model
Activity Date 1967 - 1967

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Conceptual models are the basis of any exploration or development activities. Many Conceptual models of Dixie Valley have been made and they have been evolving and becoming more complex over the years.
The first modern geologic model of the subsurface at Dixie Valley was published in 1967 by researchers at Stanford University. The motivation for exploring Dixie Valley at that time was to try to understand why some Large earthquakes had occurred causing large surface fault ruptures. The model was based primarily on results from seismic refraction. Gravity, aeromagnetic, and photo geology data was also used. There was no drill hole information at the time. The main concept of this model was that the valley contained buried grabens within the main valley graben. This model was the most accepted until 1984.


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