Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Dixon, Et Al., 2003)

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Exploration Activity: Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Dixon, Et Al., 2003)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Fluid Inclusion Analysis
Activity Date 2003 - 2003

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This analysis was done to help understand the fluid transport and timing of hydrothermal activities and faulting in the Dixie Valley Geothermal Area.
 
Notes
Uranium-series dating was conducted from hydrothermal calcite, opal, and quartz. 14 sample were collected from four hydrothermal deposits. The sample were purified, digested , and spiked using standard methods. Uranium and thorium measurements were taken with a Micro mass Sector54 TIMS equipped with a WARP filter. Uranium concentrations ranged from 0.0001 to 3.278 ppm. The results showed that U-series chronology is useful for understanding the longevity and time scales of fluid flow in hydrothermal systems.

 
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