DOI-LM-NV-W010-2012-0061-CX

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NEPA Document Collection for: DOI-LM-NV-W010-2012-0061-CX
CX at Desert Queen Geothermal Area for Geothermal/Exploration,

CX for Thermal Gradient Holes at Desert Queen Geothermal Area

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Geothermal energy

Environmental
Analysis Type

CX

Applicant

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Geothermal Area

Desert Queen Geothermal Area

Project Location

Nevada

Project Phase

Geothermal/Exploration

Techniques

Thermal Gradient Holes
Time Frame (days)
Application Time 127
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

BLM

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

Winnemucca

Managing Field Office

Humboldt River

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

BLM

Mineral Manager

BLM
Selected Dates
Application Date 2012/06/20
Application
Document Type
NOI
Decision Document Date 2012/10/25
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOI-LM-NV-W010-2012-0061-CX
Serial Number NVN-091276

CX Authorization

Proposed Action

NBMG has submitted a NOI for geothermal exploration to conduct Geothermal Gradient Well Drilling in the Desert Queen area on Public lands intended to gather information with the intent on improving the methods and accuracy of geothermal exploratory operations. Exploration activities would be performed in a time frame between approval of the NOI and 12/30113. The geothermal gradient well drilling would include no more than 2 total wells out of a proposed 7 wells. Four of these proposed well locations are in the Humboldt River Field Office jurisdiction at Desert Queen while the other 3 are being proposed under the Black Rock Field Office jurisdiction at Pinto Hot Springs. These wells are proposed to be drilled to a total depth of 1000 feet. The first portion of the hole is planned to be drilled to 250 feet at a diameter of 8.5 inches. A 7 inch surface casing would be cemented in place with class C cement. A 6 118 inch drill bit would then be used to drill the remaining 750 feet.



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