Electrical Resistivity At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (KELLER, Et Al., 1977)

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Exploration Activity: Electrical Resistivity At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (KELLER, Et Al., 1977)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Direct-Current Resistivity Survey
Activity Date 1973 - 1973

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
The purpose of this study was to obtain a more complete model of the geologic structure and hydrology of Kilauea's east rift zone
 
Notes
An electrical resistivity survey was conducted in the Puna and Kau districts. The study sought out to find locations that might be favorable for geothermal utilization. Time-domain electromagnetic techniques were used as well as dipole mapping techniques. Thirteen bipole sources were used for mapping the Puna and Kau areas. High resistivities were interpreted as the presents of dense cool dike complexes unlikely to be useful for geothermal development. Low resistivities were found in the lower east rift zone and interpreted as rock containing geothermal fluids with temperatures greater than 180°C and extending down to about 2 km below sea level.

 
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