Hyperspectral Imaging At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Calvin, Et Al., 2010)

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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

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This study was done as a pilot study for a new infrared spectroscopy method.
 
Notes
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.

 
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