Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Kauahikaua & Klein, 1978)

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Exploration Activity: Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Kauahikaua & Klein, 1978)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings
Activity Date 1973 - 1976

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This study was conducted to learn about and model the resistivity structures in the Puna area
 
Notes
Five Schlumberger soundings were conducted and interpreted using standard techniques at the time. The data showed that the upper few tens of meters had a highly variable resistivity in the range of 3000 to 34000 ohm-m. Beneath the top layer stretching down to about sea level the rock had a fairly uniform resistivity of 6000 to 7800 ohm-m. Below sea level resistivities were less than 70 ohm-m. An anomalously low resistivity structure was measured south of Kapoho. The anomaly is due to a shallow hydrothermal structure from seepage of heated ground water from the rift.

 
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