Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Dixon, Et Al., 2003)
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|
This analysis was done to help understand the fluid transport and timing of hydrothermal activities and faulting in the Dixie Valley Geothermal Area.
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.
- E Dixon, M Murrell, F Goff, N Goldstein (2003) Uranium-Series Geochronology of Hydrothermal Deposits, Dixie Valley, Nevada