History and Results of Surface Exploration in the Kilauea East Rift Zone

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Conference Paper: History and Results of Surface Exploration in the Kilauea East Rift Zone

Abstract
Government-funded surveys of the Kilauea East Rift Zone have resulted in a wealth of geophysical and geochemical data from an active volcanic area. All data are clearly of academic interest; Hawaii was used as a testing ground for various geophysical methods in the early days of geothermal exploration. Some surveys, such as gravity and magnetic, are useful a regional perspective for determining broad structural trends and grossly identifying magmatic intrusions. Seismic data are currently being used for a more sitespecific purpose: to determine fault locations and geometries. Only a few methods have been found to be useful for the very specific tasks of identifying and quantifying geothermal resources and siting productive geothermal wells in areas such as the Rift Zone. These are self-potential (SP) surveys, possibly resistivity soundings, and soil gas surveys.

Authors 
Murray C. Gardner, James R. McNitt, Christopher W. Klein, James B. Koenig and Dean Nakano






Conference 
World Geothermal Congress; Italy; 1995


Published 
International Geothermal Association, 1995





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Online 
Internet link for [http:// http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/WGC/1995/2-Gardner.pdf History and Results of Surface Exploration in the Kilauea East Rift Zone]

Citation

Murray C. Gardner,James R. McNitt,Christopher W. Klein,James B. Koenig,Dean Nakano. 1995. History and Results of Surface Exploration in the Kilauea East Rift Zone. In: World Geothermal Congress. World Geothermal Congress; 1995; Italy. (!) : International Geothermal Association; p. 1233-1238