Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry

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Journal Article: Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry

Abstract
Shallow, 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.

Author 
Gerald K. Van Kooten








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1987





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Citation

Gerald K. Van Kooten. 1987. Geothermal Exploration Using Surface Mercury Geochemistry. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .