Hyperspectral Imaging At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Calvin, Et Al., 2010)
Exploration Activity: Hyperspectral Imaging At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Calvin, Et Al., 2010)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Blue Mountain Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Hyperspectral Imaging|
|Activity Date||2010 - 2010|
This study was done as a pilot study for a new infrared spectroscopy method.
Infrared spectroscopy pilot studies were done on geothermal drill core and cuttings from Blue Mountain. The researchers successfully identified layered silicates, opal, calcite, zeolites, and iron oxides and hydroxides. The experimental technique may be able to sample drill cuttings and core more efficiently than current techniques and create alteration logs similar to geophysical logs. Silica-opal geothermometers are resolved using this method. Montmorillonite/illite associated with Na, Ca, and K are readily identified. Surveys down to several km in geothermal wells were completed in only a few days.
- Wendy Calvin, Amie Lamb, Christopher Kratt (2010) Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy