Core Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004)
Exploration Activity: Core Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Blue Mountain Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Core Holes|
|Activity Date||2002 - 2004|
Cores were taken during the drilling of Deep Blue No. 1 and 2 in order to learn about the lithology of the rocks at depth in the geothermal system.
During the drilling of the Deep Blue No. 1 and 2 (DB1 and DB2). observation wells, core drillings were made. Continuous cores were retrieved form between 176.5 to 672.1 m depth in Deep Blue No. 1. This core sample provided the first detailed geologic stratigraphy of the geothermal resource at depth. Core samples were collected roughly every 15 m in DB1 and about every 30 m in DB2.
- Brian D. Fairbank, Kim V. Niggemann (2004) Deep Blue No.1-A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery At Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada
- U.S. Geological Survey (2009) Physical-Property Measurements on Core Samples from Drill-Holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect, North-Central Nevada