Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey, 1978)
Exploration Activity: Ground Gravity Survey At Baltazor Hot Springs Area (Isherwood & Mabey, 1978)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Baltazor Hot Springs Area|
|Exploration Technique||Ground Gravity Survey|
The gravity map of the Baltazor KGRA (Fig. 2) shows a gravity low within the valley area that presumably is related to low-density Cenozoic sediments. The steep gravity gradient along the east side of the valley suggests a north-trending normal fault. The thickness of low-density fill is estimated to be about 300 m in the southwestern part of the KGRA and perhaps 150 m in the hot spring area. The gravity data indicate that the sediments underlying the valleys are not thick enough to be an important hot water reservoir or major thermal blanket.
- W. F. Isherwood, D. R. Mabey (1978) Evaluation Of Baltazor Known Geothermal Resources Area, Nevada