Ground Magnetics At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

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Exploration Activity: Ground Magnetics At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Ground Magnetics
Activity Date 1975 - 1975

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
This study was conducted to create a model of the thermal structure of Kilauea for the purposes of analyzing geothermal potential as part of the coordinated exploration program for geothermal sources on the Big Island of Hawaii.
A large amount of magnetic data was recovered in this survey; however at the time of this paper only one traverse, between Pahoa and Kaimu, had been processed. Interpretation of the data was on the basis of the assumptions that magnetic low areas are above the Curie point and thus hot areas, and areas of magnetic highs are cool regions. The survey found that the traverse from Pahoa to Kaimu only consists of temperatures above the Curie point in the southern section of the dike complex. This survey also concluded that not all of the dike complex is hot, and that hot sections occur in patches.

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