Soil Sampling At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Nash & D., 1997)
Exploration Activity: Soil Sampling At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Nash & D., 1997)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Soil Sampling|
|Activity Date||1996 - 1997|
|Usefulness||could be useful with more improvements|
The objective of this study was to determine if vegetal-spectral anomalies existed, and if so, are they related with soil geochemical anomalies.
Vegetal-spectral data, biogeochemical data, and soil-geochemical data was collected in Dixie Valley and Cove Fort-Sulphurdale, Utah. This study aimed to find details about geobotanical anomalies associated with hydrothermal convection systems and mineral deposits. The vegetation spectrally analyzed at Dixie Valley was Black greasewood. A 10 nm sampling interval between 400 and 1000 nm was conducted using natural sunlight for illumination. R-mode factor analysis was used and found anomalous concentrations of As, Ca, Hg, Li, Sb, and Sr which could be related to the active hydrothermal convection system. The analysis also indicated that Cd, Pb, and Zn was related to the active hydrothermal system east of the geothermal production field.