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Exploration Technique: Field Mapping

Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Field Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping
Parent Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology: Map surface geology and hydrothermal alteration.
Stratigraphic/Structural: Map fault and fracture patterns, kinematic information.
Hydrological: Map surface manifestations of geothermal systems.
Thermal: Map surface temperature.
Cost Information
Low-End Estimate (USD): 400.0040,000 centUSD
0.4 kUSD
4.0e-4 MUSD
4.0e-7 TUSD
/ hour
Median Estimate (USD): 600.0060,000 centUSD
0.6 kUSD
6.0e-4 MUSD
6.0e-7 TUSD
/ hour
High-End Estimate (USD): 1,000.00100,000 centUSD
1 kUSD
1.0e-3 MUSD
1.0e-6 TUSD
/ hour
Time Required
Low-End Estimate: 2 weeks0.0383 years
336 hours
14 days
0.46 months
/ job
Median Estimate: 6 weeks0.115 years
1,008 hours
42 days
1.38 months
/ job
High-End Estimate: 16 weeks0.307 years
2,688 hours
112 days
3.68 months
/ job
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Introduction
In addition to the collection of information for mapping, field mapping may be used to "ground truth" data collected by other methods, such as remote sensing or existing geologic maps. Water, soil and rock samples are also often collected for further chemical analysis.







 
Best Practices

  • It is important to spend more time in the field developing detailed geologic maps. Oil and gas companies typically spend more time than geothermal companies mapping prospective locations, and it has helped to explain why individual projects have succeeded and failed. Even for currently operating geothermal systems, often there is not a solid understanding of the underlying geology.
  • Reiterating a previous point, a well-trained geologist is important to developing geologic maps. Although modern computer processing and mapping software have promoted the ubiquitous generation of maps, the can also result in the erroneous use of automated contouring of non-uniform data point distributions (Klein, 2007).





 
References


Page Area Activity Start Date Activity End Date Reference Material
Field Mapping (Curewitz & Karson, 1997) Unspecified


Field Mapping (Healy, 1970) Unspecified


Field Mapping (Monaster And Coolbaugh, 2007) Unspecified


Field Mapping At Beowawe Hot Springs Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Beowawe Hot Springs Area


Field Mapping At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank Engineering Ltd, 2003) Blue Mountain Geothermal Area 1993 1994


Field Mapping At Brady Hot Springs Area (Coolbaugh, Et Al., 2004) Brady Hot Springs Area


Field Mapping At Brady Hot Springs Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Brady Hot Springs Area


Field Mapping At Cascades Region (Ingebritsen & Mariner, 2010) Cascades Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Blewitt Et Al, 2005) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Blewitt, Et Al., 2003) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Chena Geothermal Area (Kolker, 2008) Chena Geothermal Area 1973 1974


Field Mapping At Chena Geothermal Area (Waring, Et Al., 1917) Chena Geothermal Area 1917 1917


Field Mapping At Colrado Area (DOE GTP) Colado Geothermal Area


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1968-1971) Coso Geothermal Area 1968 1971


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1977-1978) Coso Geothermal Area 1977 1978


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1978) Coso Geothermal Area 1978 1978


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Coso Geothermal Area 1980 1980


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) Coso Geothermal Area 1999 1999


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (2001-2003) Coso Geothermal Area 2001 2003


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (2006) Coso Geothermal Area 2006 2006


Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (2010) Coso Geothermal Area 2010 2010


Field Mapping At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Smith, Et Al., 2001) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2000 2000


Field Mapping At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2000 2000


Field Mapping At Fish Lake Valley Area (DOE GTP) Fish Lake Valley Area


Field Mapping At Fish Lake Valley Area (Deymonaz, Et Al., 2008) Fish Lake Valley Area


Field Mapping At Gabbs Valley Area (DOE GTP) Gabbs Valley Area


Field Mapping At Glass Buttes Area (DOE GTP) Glass Buttes Area


Field Mapping At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) Hawthorne Area


Field Mapping At Hot Sulphur Springs Area (Goranson, 2005) Hot Sulphur Springs Area


Field Mapping At Jemez Pueblo Area (DOE GTP) Jemez Pueblo Area


Field Mapping At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Thomas, 1986) Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area 1978 1986


Field Mapping At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Kintzinger, 1956) Lightning Dock Geothermal Area


Field Mapping At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Schwennesen, 1918) Lightning Dock Geothermal Area


Field Mapping At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Sorey & Farrar, 1998) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 1985 1997


Field Mapping At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Sorey, 1985) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 1974 1985


Field Mapping At Lualualei Valley Area (Thomas, 1986) Lualualei Valley Area


Field Mapping At Marysville Mt Area (Blackwell) Marysville Mt Area


Field Mapping At Mccoy Geothermal Area (DOE GTP) Mccoy Geothermal Area


Field Mapping At Mokapu Penninsula Area (Thomas, 1986) Mokapu Penninsula Area


Field Mapping At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Colwell, Et Al., 2012) Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area 2011 2011


Field Mapping At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Edwards & Faulds, 2012) Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area 2012 2012


Field Mapping At Northern Basin & Range Region (Blewitt Et Al, 2005) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Northern Basin & Range Region (Blewitt, Et Al., 2003) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Northern Basin & Range Region (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region (1993) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region 1993 1993


Field Mapping At Nw Basin & Range Region (Blewitt Et Al, 2005) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Nw Basin & Range Region (Blewitt, Et Al., 2003) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Nw Basin & Range Region (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Olowalu-Ukumehame Canyon Area (Thomas, 1986) Olowalu-Ukumehame Canyon Area


Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Raft River Geothermal Area 1977 1977


Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1980) Raft River Geothermal Area 1980 1980


Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1990) Raft River Geothermal Area 1990 1990


Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1993) Raft River Geothermal Area 1993 1993


Field Mapping At Reese River Area (Henkle, Et Al., 2005) Reese River Area


Field Mapping At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Petersen, 1975) Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area 1975 1975


Field Mapping At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Ward, Et Al., 1978) Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area 1978 1978


Field Mapping At Salt Wells Area (Coolbaugh, Et Al., 2004) Salt Wells Area 2004 2004


Field Mapping At Salt Wells Area (Coolbaugh, Et Al., 2006) Salt Wells Geothermal Area 2005 2005


Field Mapping At San Emidio Desert Area (DOE GTP) San Emidio Desert Area


Field Mapping At San Francisco Volcanic Field Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2004) San Francisco Volcanic Field Area


Field Mapping At Seven Mile Hole Area (Larson, Et Al., 2009) Seven Mile Hole Area


Field Mapping At Silver Peak Area (Henkle, Et Al., 2005) Silver Peak Area


Field Mapping At Snake River Plain Region (DOE GTP) Snake River Plain Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At The Needles Area (DOE GTP) The Needles Area


Field Mapping At Truckhaven Area (Layman Energy Associates, 2008) Truckhaven Area


Field Mapping At U.S. West Region (Laney, 2005) U.S. West Region


Field Mapping At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Bailey, Et Al., 1969) Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area 1969


Field Mapping At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Goff, Et Al., 2011) Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area 1971 2011


Field Mapping At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Bailey, Et Al., 1969) Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area 1969


Field Mapping At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Goff, Et Al., 2011) Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area 1971 2011


Field Mapping At Walker Lake Valley Area (Shoffner, Et Al., 2010) Walker Lake Valley Area


Field Mapping At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Blewitt Et Al, 2005) Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


Field Mapping At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008) Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


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