Hyperspectral Imaging At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Kennedy-Bowdoin, Et Al., 2003)

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Exploration Activity: Hyperspectral Imaging At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Kennedy-Bowdoin, Et Al., 2003)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Dixie Valley Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Hyperspectral Imaging
Activity Date 2003 - 2003

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This Study was conducted to map the location of high temperature hydrothermally altered outcrops.
 
Notes
Mapping of hydrothermally altered mineral outcrops using Hyperspectral analysis was clone in Dixie Valley. The study was conducted vie airborne high resolution hyperspectral imagery. 18 North-South trending flight lines were made with a spatial resolution of about 3 meters. Hydrothermally altered mineral such as alunite, pyrophyllite, and hematite were detected. The analyses revealed several outcrops with these minerals. One large outcrop showed abundant high temperature alteration minerals. The study concluded that the large outcrop has a high probability of recent hot fluid escape.


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