Core Holes At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Fawcett, Et Al., 2007)

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Exploration Activity: Core Holes At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Fawcett, Et Al., 2007)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Core Holes
Activity Date 2004 - 2004

Usefulness not useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
An additional core hole, VC-3, was completed in 2004 as part of the GLAD5 project to investigate major climatic changes and glacial/interglacial cycles recorded in lacustrine sediments below Valle Grande. While the findings of this shallow core hole are significant with respect to paleoclimate research, they pose little relevance to the exploration for geothermal resources.
 
Notes
The objective of VC-3 was to sample a long lacustrine record below Valle Grande to be used for paleoclimate research. The well was drilled to a depth of 81.4 m with nearly 100% core recovery of lacustrine mud and silt. Recovery of gravels in the top and bottom sections of the hole were comparatively poor.

 
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