Radiometrics At Salt Wells Area (Henkle, Et Al., 2005)
Exploration Activity: Radiometrics At Salt Wells Area (Henkle, Et Al., 2005)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Salt Wells Area|
|Activity Date||- 2005|
|Usefulness||could be useful with more improvements|
Adsorbed mercury soil geochemical surveys and radiometric geophysical surveys were carried out in conjunction with geologic mapping to test the application of these ground-based techniques to geothermal exploration at three prospects in Nevada by Henkle Jr. et al. in 2005.
Soil sampling and geophysical surveys were conducted at 26 stations along an approximately 1981-m-long line oriented perpendicular to known major structures at Salt Wells. Sample station spacing along the line was 76.2 m. The association of uranium mineralization with active and fossil hot springs systems in Nevada has also been documented by several authors, including Garside (1973), and Garside and Schilling (1979). A Mt. Sopris SC-132 scintillometer was used during the radiometric survey to measure gamma rays (total counts per second) at each station in order to identify trace uranium mineralization and assist in the identification of rock types.
- William R. Henkle Jr., Wayne C. Gundersen, Thomas D. Gundersen (2005) Mercury Geochemical, Groundwater Geochemical, And Radiometric Geophysical Signatures At Three Geothermal Prospects In Northern Nevada