Deep Blue No.1-A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery at Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada

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Conference Paper: Deep Blue No.1-A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery at Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada

Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of the geology, drilling operations, and down-hole measurements obtained during the drilling of Deep Blue No.1. This well was sited on the basis of proximity to numerous gold exploration holes that indicated thermal water, high temperature gradients recorded in the 12 shallow gradient holes, and low resistivity values associated with certain interpreted major faults. The well was targeted to intersect fracture zones associated with the West and Central Faults, two prominent west-dipping normal faults identified on the western flank of Blue Mountain, within the main thermal anomaly. The maximum temperature recorded in the well was 292.5°F (144.7°C) at a depth of 2114.6ft (644.5m).

Authors 
Brian D. Fairbank and Kim V. Niggemann






Conference 
GRC Annual Meeting; Indian Wells, California; 2004/08/29


Published 
Geothermal Resources Council, 2004





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Citation

Brian D. Fairbank, Kim V. Niggemann. 2004. Deep Blue No.1-A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery at Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada. In: GRC Transactions. GRC Annual Meeting; 2004/08/29; Indian Wells, California. Davis, California: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 333-338