Core Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004)

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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

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
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.
 
Notes
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.


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