Ground Magnetics At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (U.S. Geological Survey, 2012)
Exploration Activity: Ground Magnetics At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (U.S. Geological Survey, 2012)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Blue Mountain Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Ground Magnetics|
|Activity Date||2008 - 2009|
The USGS collected geophysical data near Blue Mountain and Pumpernickel Valley near Winnemucca to study regional crustal structures to help understand the geologic framework of Blue Mountain and help in mineral and geothermal reconnaissance.
This magnetic survey used a geometrics G858 Ce-vapor magnetometer which was attached to an aluminum framed carriage and towed about 9 meters behind a truck. Measurement were taken from a height of 2 m, at 1 second intervals, and GPS was used for location data. About 100 line-km of data was collected total, mostly along Jungo Road, just south of Blue Mountain, but several traverses were done on the west side of Blue Mountain where the Geothermal area is located.