Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry
Journal Article: Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry
AbstractShallow, soil-mercury surveys can be used effectively in exploration for geothermal resources. Soil-mercury data from six areas in Nevada, California and New Mexico are analyzed using contour maps, histogram and probability graphs. Plotting on probability graphs allows background and anomalous populations to be resolved even when considerable overlap between populations is present. As is shown in several examples, separate soil-mercury populations can be plausibly interpreted. Mercury data can significantly enhance the structural understanding of a prospect and can yield important information about the geothermal resource.
- Gerald K. Van Kooten
- Published Journal
- Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1987
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Gerald K. Van Kooten. 1987. Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .