Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)

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Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Tungsten Mountain Area
Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes
Activity Date

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DOE-funding Unknown

 
Notes
Collaboration with the gold mining industry has brought two new geothermal discoveries to the attention of the geothermal community. Exploration holes at Tungsten Mountain and McGuiness Hills (Figure 1) in 2004 and 2005 encountered hot water and steam at depths of meters with fluid geothermometry indicating reservoir temperatures of 170 to 200oC. More information can be obtained from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology web site (www.nbmg.unr.edu/geothermal/gtmap.pdf), and from a PowerPoint presentation titled 'Geothermal Exploration Short Stories' posted on the Geothermal Resources Council web site (www.geothermal.org/powerpoint06_explor.html).

 
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