Cuttings Analysis At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006)
Exploration Activity: Cuttings Analysis At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Hot Springs Ranch Area|
|Exploration Technique||Cuttings Analysis|
The author was on the site throughout the drilling operations to log the drill cuttings and coordinate with the drilling staff. Small representative samples of the gravel and/or chips were collected approximately every 3m, sieved and washed by the geological technician, and examined by the author. A preliminary written description of the cuttings was prepared. Afterwards, the samples were packed in small cotton bags, transported to the warehouse located at the Nevada Geothermal office in Winnemucca and dried. Dry samples were split and a portion of each sample was placed in chip trays (plastic boxes with compartments). The samples were examined again under a microscope and tested for effervescence with 10% HCl, and the drill hole logs were updated. One set of chip samples were sent to the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), University of Nevada-Reno.
- Z. Adam Szybinski (2006) Pumpernickel Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells