Mercury Vapor At Kawaihae Area (Thomas, 1986)
Exploration Activity: Mercury Vapor At Kawaihae Area (Thomas, 1986)
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The soil geochemistry yielded quite complex patterns of mercury concentrations and radonemanation rates within the survey area (Cox and Cuff, 1981c). Mercury concentrations (Fig. 38) showed a general minimum along the Kawaihae-Waimea roads and a broad trend of increasing mercury concentrations toward both the north and south. There is no correlation apparent between the mercury patterns and either the resistivity sounding data or the surface geology in the area. The radon emanometry data (Fig. 39) present a similarly confused pattern; the only apparent trend is a zone of moderate to high radon emanation extending northwest from Puu Loa. Thus, the interpretation possible for this data is that if a resource is present in the area, it is having a negligible impact on the soil mercury or radon emanometry patterns.
- Donald M. Thomas (1 January 1986) Geothermal Resources Assessment In Hawaii